Faculty Advisor

Bergendahl, John Andrew

Faculty Advisor

Thompson, Robert W.

Abstract

N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), as a suspected human carcinogen, is detected in our drinking water. This project focused on photocatalytic oxidation using a UV-LED lamp. The goal of this project was to study the degradation and removal rate of NDMA from water and to compare the removal achieved to results of treatment by a mercury UV lamp. Two concentrations of anatase phase titania photocatalyst, 800 mg/L and 1200 mg/L, were tested with results showing slightly better removal by the lower concentration. Analysis by Gas Chromatography (GC) and kinetics analysis techniques yielded evidence of effective removal at a near first-order behavior.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2015

Major

Chemical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Advisor Department

Chemical Engineering

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