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A semi-pilot scale absorption study for heavy metals removal from wastewater

Project Member(s): Ngo, H., Guo, W.

Funding or Partner Organisation: Jinan Chengran Environmental Protection Technology Co., Ltd (Jinan Chengran Environmental Protection Technology Co. Ltd.)

Start year: 2015

Summary: The main aim of this research is to evaluate the performance of the developed package including adsorbent and a special design semi-pilot scale unit for eliminating heavy metals from wastewater towards their practical applications in China. The specific objectives are as follows: 1) Cost-effective design of a specific adsorption treatment a semi-pilot scale unit to treat 5m3/d of wastewater. 2) Optimization of operating conditions such as hydraulic retention time (HRT), adsorbent dosage, mixing intensity etc. 3) Conducting on-site experiments at a municipal wastewater treatment plan to evaluate the applicability of STS15 for eliminating heavy metals.


Tran, VS, Ngo, HH, Guo, W, Ton-That, C, Li, J, Li, J & Liu, Y 2017, 'Removal of antibiotics (sulfamethazine, tetracycline and chloramphenicol) from aqueous solution by raw and nitrogen plasma modified steel shavings', Science of The Total Environment, vol. 601-602, pp. 845-856.
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Keywords: Adsobent; Heavy metal; Adsorption treatment system

FOR Codes: Urban and Industrial Water Management, Environmental Technologies, Environmentally sustainable engineering , Terrestrial systems and management not elsewhere classified