Faculty Advisor

Connors, Robert E.

Faculty Advisor

Thompson, Robert W.

Abstract

The purpose of this project was to study the effects of co-solvents on the adsorption of estrone into zeolite Y for use in water treatment. Estrogen contamination of the water supply is an important issue because it is an endocrine disruptor. Current wastewater treatment methods are not effective at removing estrone. The concentration of estrone in solution was determined by fluorometry. Several co-solvents were found to increase both the rate and equilibrium concentration of estrone adsorption into zeolite Y.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2010

Major

Chemistry

Major

Chemical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Advisor Department

Chemical Engineering

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