Faculty Advisor

Bar-On, Isa

Faculty Advisor

Evans, Simon

Abstract

A low-tech, economical and sustainable treatment system for the purpose of removing petroleum hydrocarbons from polluted water is necessary to reduce disease and promote the continued livelihood of indigenous people in the northeastern region of Ecuador. In order to achieve clean water without the use of modernized equipment, we propose a multi-stage system that collects water from a channel, provides flow through a Flocculation Chamber, settles out particulates, and removes petroleum hydrocarbons by filtering through Granular Activated Carbon.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2011

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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