Faculty Advisor

Timko, Michael T.

Abstract

Removing heavy metals from waste water has always been a challenge. The different techniques that are offered today are limited to using other solvents that can potentially release secondary toxic materials and affect the environment and human health. Promising research using activated carbons as wastewater treatment have shown that it is an ecological alternative to the current methods. The exact mechanisms of heavy metal adsorption remains unknown. This project will devise different mechanism theories that could explain certain behaviors and characteristics of chars.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

December 2016

Major

Chemical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Chemical Engineering

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