Faculty Advisor

Bates, Wayne Edward

Faculty Advisor

Bergendahl, John Andrew

Faculty Advisor

Kmiotek, Stephen J.

Abstract

The purpose of this project was to determine alternative carbon sources for biological denitrification at Upper Blackstone Water Pollution Abatement District (UBWPAD). Carbon sources tested consisted of various wastes: Micro-C, beverage waste, unrefined biodiesel production waste, sugar production waste, Dow Chemical waste, Elite Chemical waste, and deicer fluid. The carbon sources were evaluated for their denitrification rate in a kinetic reactor tests; those reaching 70% or more in denitrification extent were subjected for final testing. A design for the addition of the alternative carbon sources to the denitrification process was developed for UBWPAD.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2016

Major

Environmental 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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