Brodeur, Drew R
Thompson, Robert W.
With the growing popularity of triclosan in consumer products, the levels of wastewater contamination have heightened concerns about potentially harmful effects to public health and the environment. The goal of this project was to determine if adsorption onto zeolites or activated carbon is a viable method of removal of triclosan from wastewater. HPLC was used for determination of the concentration of triclosan in water both before and after adsorption with various zeolites and activated carbons. Many of the tested adsorbents, such as zeolite Y1, zeolite beta, and activated carbon, were found to be effective at the removal of triclosan.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Major Qualifying Project
Chemistry and Biochemistry