Faculty Advisor

Bergendahl, John

Faculty Advisor

DiIorio, Alexander A.

Abstract

The goal of this project was to study the ability of ionic liquids to remove organic contaminants from water. The partitioning of trichloroethylene from the aqueous phase to the ionic liquid 1-butyl-3-methylimadazolium hexafluorophosphate [bmim][PF] was analyzed experimentally. In this study, kinetics, the effect of pH on partitioning, and a partitioning coefficient were found. A feasibility study of oxidation using Fenton's reagent indicated potential for destruction of the TCE in the ionic liquid.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2006

Major

Biology and Biotechnology

Major

Chemical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Advisor Department

Biology and Biotechnology

Advisor Program

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Advisor Program

Biology and Biotechnology

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