The Removal of Lead from Water Using Ionic Liquid

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Hevey, Andrea M; Dungca, Arly; Patenaude, Rachel
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Civil Engineering; Civil and Environmental Engineering
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The goal of this project was to investigate the ability of the ionic liquid [bmim][PF6] to remove dissolved lead from water. The partitioning of lead from the aqueous phase to the ionic liquid 1-butyl-3-methylimadazolium hexafluorophosphate, [bmim][PF6], was analyzed with bench scale experiments. From the data, a full scale system comprised of a rapid mix tank and a gravity decanter was designed.