Faculty Advisor

Clark, William M.

Abstract

In collaboration with General Electric Aviation, the team was tasked to optimize two waste treatment processes: Brush Nickel Plating and Wastewater Treatment. For the former process, equipment updates and rinsing techniques were suggested to minimize contamination; and for the latter, several recommendations were made based on testing for maximum heavy metal removal through flocculation based on chemical usage, pH control, stirring and settling times. Finally, a cost analysis was performed to confirm the feasibility of implementation of the aforementioned methods.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

December 2012

Major

Chemical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Chemical Engineering

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