UROP Project

Removal of halogenic pollutants from waster water

Contact

Name

Daniel Holder

Program Director UROP

Telephone

workPhone
+49 241 80-90695

E-Mail

Key Info

Basic Information

Project Offer-Number:
1060
Category:
UROP International
Field:
Chemical Engineering
Faculty:
4
Organisation unit:
Verfahrenstechnik
Language Skills:
English

The increasing global pollution of wastewater and process water streams with low concentrations of synthetically produced organic pollutants is one of the most important environmental challenges facing humanity today and in the future. Conventional sewage treatment plants with mechanical-biological treatment stages are not designed to specifically remove micropollutants from wastewater. These pollutants are marked as persistent, remain in the wastewater and can also accumulate in surface waters. Conventional sewage treatment plants are not designed to specifically remove micropollutants from wastewater. In this project, halogenic pollutants are addressed as particularly difficult to degrade substitutes. For this purpose, various adsorption materials will be compared and used in a hybrid process both as adsorbers and as electrodes for the degradation of micropollutants.

Task

-Compare different adsorbent materials -Building an electrode from the adsorbent material -Electrochemical characterization

Requirements

Interest in electrochemistry