Faculty Advisor

Bergendahl, John Andrew

Faculty Advisor

Mallick, Rajib B

Faculty Advisor

Tao, Mingjiang

Abstract

Two zeolites, HiSiv 3000 and 5A, were evaluated for usefulness as a sorbent base for porous pavement. Benzene, C6H6, was selected as the contaminant to be studied and column adsorption tests were designed to analyze removal. HiSiv 3000 performed better for removing the benzene from water than the 5A in the thirty hour contact test. Granular Activated Carbon (GAC) performed best overall in the one hour contact test. Structural analyses revealed problems with the use of 5A as a base material. Further analyses and testing with 5A is warranted.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2010

Major

Civil Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering

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