Camesano, Terri Anne
Thompson, Robert W.
NF / Nancy, France (MQP)
LʼEcole Nationale Supérieure des Industries C
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.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Major Qualifying Project
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