Faculty Advisor

Liang, Jianyu

Faculty Advisor

Thompson, Robert W.

Abstract

The objective of this project was to determine the efficiency of MTBE separation using ceramic membrane filters. The use of advanced oxidation with Fenton's Reagent was also explored to completely degrade the MTBE. The filters were silanated to make them hydrophobic before being placed between samples of both pure and MTBE contaminated water. MTBE successfully passed through the membrane, but the separation involving the use of Fenton's reagent was unsuccessful. It is speculated that the failure resulted from iron precipitate blocking the membrane pores.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2008

Major

Chemical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Chemical Engineering

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