Date of Award
Master of Science in Environmental Engineering and Science
Department of Systems Engineering and Management
David M. Kempisty, PhD.
Carboneous materials such as carbon nanotube (CNT), granular activated carbon (GAC), and biochar are promising materials for the removal of organic contaminants from aqueous phase solutions. CNTs have astonishing mechanical strength, chemical and thermal stability and high surface area. While biochar, similar to GAC, having an extremely porous structure and high surface area, can be produced in more austere conditions with native materials. In this study, novel CNT-Hybrid structures (CNT-HS), hardwood pellet (HWP) Biochar and standard GAC (F-600 GAC) were used as adsorbents to treat water contaminated by a model nitroaromatic compound, 2,4-dinitrotoluene (DNT).
DTIC Accession Number
Doane, Benjamin M., "Comparison of Novel Carboneous Structures to Treat Nitroaromatic Impacted Water" (2015). Theses and Dissertations. 233.