Faculty Advisor

O'Shaughnessy, James C.

Abstract

This project was designed to find a new chemical combination, of a coagulant and polymer, to split an oily waste emulsion for the Wyman-Gordon Company's wastewater treatment. Various chemicals from different vendors were tested on a 3% oil solution, a hypothetical composite sample and actual samples from the waste collection system. Recommendations were made to Wyman-Gordon as to which chemical produced the best results of an oil/water separation and if the new chemicals would be cost effective.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 1999

Major

Civil Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Advisor Program

Civil and Environmental Engineering

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