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TREATMENT OF WASTEWATER CONTAINING PHENOL AND HEAVY METALS USING NATURAL ZEOLITE AND BIOAUGMENTATION
Jameson, Patrick Brian

2007, Master of Science in Environmental Engineering, Cleveland State University, Fenn College of Engineering.
Preliminary experiments and 9 trials were conducted to evaluate a bench scale wastewater treatment experiment. Wastewater consisted of 3 heavy metals including cadmium (Cd), copper (Cu), and lead (Pb). An organic pollutant, phenol, was added at 4 concentrations ranging from 0 to 250 mg/L. Organic substrate was used at 3 levels of strength corresponding to high, medium, and low. Treatment consisted of 2 phases, a physical-chemical removal of metal with an ion exchange mineral known as zeolite and biological oxidation through bioaugmentation. Zeolite was added at doses of high, medium, low, and a reference of zero. Bioaugmentation consisted of 4 types of Live Liquid MicroOrganisms (LLMO) including strains E1, S1, G1, and N1. Pb was effectively removed with up to 100% removal while Cd and Cu were not as effectively removed. Success of bioaugmentation was measured using a total organic carbon analyzer and results were mixed. LLMO improved biological oxidation at the lowest organic substrate levels after ion exchange. Pb wastewaters with a high dose of zeolite, phenol concentrations of low or zero, and low organic substrate showed the best total organic carbon removal performance with the addition of LLMO. LLMO strains of E1, S1, and G1 showed slightly better performance over N1.
Yung-Tse Hung (Advisor)
245 p.

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Jameson, Patrick. "TREATMENT OF WASTEWATER CONTAINING PHENOL AND HEAVY METALS USING NATURAL ZEOLITE AND BIOAUGMENTATION." Electronic Thesis or Dissertation. Cleveland State University, 2007. OhioLINK Electronic Theses and Dissertations Center. 17 Oct 2017.

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Jameson, Patrick "TREATMENT OF WASTEWATER CONTAINING PHENOL AND HEAVY METALS USING NATURAL ZEOLITE AND BIOAUGMENTATION." Electronic Thesis or Dissertation. Cleveland State University, 2007. https://etd.ohiolink.edu/

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