Faculty Advisor

Bergendahl, John Andrew

Faculty Advisor

Thompson, Robert W.

Abstract

The goal of this project was to investigate the ability of polycrystalline zeolite ZSM-5 aggregates to remove MTBE from water. Powdered ZSM-5 has shown to adsorb MTBE, but is impractical in flow systems due to very high pressure drops. This report will investigate the adsorption of MTBE using granular ZSM-5. The adsorption of MTBE was measured through the use of batch experiments to create an adsorption isotherm, which was used to assist in the design of a full-scale treatment system.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2009

Major

Civil Engineering

Major

Chemical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Advisor Department

Chemical Engineering

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