Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Passive treatment for removal of metal and organic contaminants from runoff and effluent at confined disposal facilities
by Acevedo-Acevedo, Damarys, M.S., Mississippi State University, 2012, 195; 1516322
Abstract (Summary)

A passive treatment alternative for the removal of metal and organic contaminants from runoff and effluent in CDFs was evaluated in this study. Activated carbon impregnated curtains have been used for different remediation projects; however, very little research has been conducted to understand its sorption behavior, breakthrough time, and exhaustion time of contaminants under high flow rates characteristic of CDF runoff and effluent. The major objectives of this study were to evaluate the efficiency of the curtain in removing contaminants from a synthetic effluent in a flow through regime and estimate the expected life of the curtains. Equilibrium tests, batch sorption tests and column tests were conducted to evaluate the feasibility of this alternative. The copper column tests showed that the curtain is not efficient in the removal of metals; whereas, the Aroclor1016 column tests showed that the curtains could potentially be used as a treatment alternative for organic contaminants.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Truax, Dennis D.
Commitee: Estes, Trudy J., Gnaneswar-Gude, Veera, Martin, James L.
School: Mississippi State University
Department: Civil and Environmental Engineering
School Location: United States -- Mississippi
Source: MAI 51/02M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Civil engineering, Environmental engineering
Keywords: Activated carbon, Confined disposal facilities, Effluent treatment, FilterMat, Isotherms, Runoff treatment
Publication Number: 1516322
ISBN: 978-1-267-54079-9
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