Faculty Advisor

Bergendahl, John Andrew

Abstract

1,4 – dioxane is a commonly found recalcitrant organic contaminant that is of increasing concern around the world, causing contamination levels to be a recent concern for scientists and engineers. The objective of this project was to evaluate the adsorption effectiveness of several granular activated carbon (GAC) types in removing 1,4 – dioxane from water. Prepared 1,4-dioxane aqueous samples were contacted with various GACs onto which TiO2 nanoparticles were embedded, and then evaluated for regeneration efficiency in an ultra violet (UV) light photocatalytic reactor. Results suggested that the use of GAC regeneration with a UV photocatalytic reactor and TiO2 nanoparticles was very promising; however, further research should be conducted.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2014

Major

Environmental Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering

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