Bergendahl, John Andrew
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.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Major Qualifying Project
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Civil and Environmental Engineering