Faculty Advisor

Bergendahl, John Andrew

Faculty Advisor

Elgert, Laureen

Faculty Advisor

Kmiotek, Stephen J.

Faculty Advisor

Thompson, Robert W.

Abstract

This project analyzed the effectiveness of powdered activated carbon (PAC) in removing oil from wastewater. To test this, a membrane bioreactor was run with mineral oil (30 ppm), sludge, and various PACs (463 ppm). Based on COD and turbidity results, WPH, WPH-1000, and WP260-90 were the most effective for improving water quality. WP260-90 was the ideal choice as it had the lowest respective transmembrane pressure and was used to design an on-site water reuse system for a car wash.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2016

Major

Environmental Engineering

Major

Environmental and Sustainability Studies

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Advisor Department

Social Science and Policy Studies

Advisor Department

Chemical Engineering

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