Bergendahl, John Andrew
Mallick, Rajib B
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.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
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Civil and Environmental Engineering