Faculty Advisor

Camesano, Terri Anne

Faculty Advisor

Thompson, Robert W.

Center

Nancy, France

Abstract

This study investigated the removal of tylosin tartrate, a veterinary antibiotic, from water by adsorption onto granular activated carbon (GAC) in the presence of humic acid. Humic acid was chosen as a representative compound of natural organic matter (NOM). Equilibrium experiments were conducted to investigate the influence of pH on humic acid adsorption, which was found to be favored at the lowest pH (3.5). The kinetic experiments demonstrated that tylosin tartrate adsorption decreased in the presence of humic acid.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2011

Major

Chemical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Chemical Engineering

Project Center

Nancy, France

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