Bergendahl, John Andrew
Kmiotek, Stephen J.
Thompson, Robert W.
Koch Membrane Systems, Inc.
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.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Environmental and Sustainability Studies
Major Qualifying Project
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