The Removal of Lead from Water Using Ionic Liquid

Publication Year:
2008

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Repository URL:
https://digitalcommons.wpi.edu/mqp-all/2362; https://digitalcommons.wpi.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=3361&context=mqp-all
Author(s):
Hevey, Andrea M; Dungca, Arly; Patenaude, Rachel
Publisher(s):
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Tags:
Civil Engineering; Civil and Environmental Engineering
artifact description
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.