Faculty Advisor

DiBiasio, David

Center

SHANGHAI / Shanghai, China

Abstract

The presence of Taste and Odor causing compounds results in aesthetically displeasing drinking water, reactor fouling and carcinogenic disinfectant byproducts. This project studied the feasibility of removing T&O compounds using modified and unmodified ultrafiltration membranes, and if the presence of pH, natural organic matter and ionic strength influenced the removal. It was concluded that both membranes removed T&O compounds while the negatively charged membrane removed a greater percentage of each T&O compound. The influence of pH 7.5, NOM and ionic strength reduced removal efficiency. A theoretical water treatment facility design implementing UF membrane technology is included in this report.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2012

Major

Environmental Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Chemical Engineering

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