Faculty Advisor

Bergendahl, John Andrew

Faculty Advisor

Mathisen, Paul P.

Faculty Advisor

Tao, Mingjiang

Abstract

The goal of this project was to examine the sorption characteristics of aqueous ciprofloxacin (CIP) to various soil types. Kaolinite and soils with different amounts of organic carbon (foc) were synthesized and contacted with CIP to determine their viability for removing CIP from water. UV-spectrophotometer was used to measure CIP concentration. The results showed that both kaolinite and organic carbon efficiently sorbed aqueous CIP. However, kaolinite allowed for greater sorption of CIP in water than soil with the greatest foc.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2012

Major

Civil Engineering

Major

Chemical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering

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