Development of a Sorbent for Removal of Nonionic Pollutants from Water

by Jae-Woo Park, Princeton Univ, Princeton, United States,
Peter R. Jaffe, Princeton Univ, Princeton, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Environmental Engineering

Abstract: Sorption of anionic surfactants onto mineral oxides and, and the subsequent partitioning of non-ionic organic substance into the organic phase of these synthetic sorbents was studied. The effectiveness of these synthetic sorbents for the treatment of water containing traces of non-ionic organic pollutants was investigated in continuous flow column experiments. The advantage of such a treatment system is that the sorbent can be regenerated in-situ.

Subject Headings: Water treatment | Water pollution | Surface-active agents | Sorption | Minerals | Water flow | Columns

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