Connors, Robert E.
Thompson, Robert W.
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.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Major Qualifying Project
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Chemistry and Biochemistry