Filter removes organics in wastewater treatment
Aug 1, 2002 12:00 PM
WHEN a gravity separation device doesn't completely handle oils, fuel, and other organic compounds, a curable- polymeric-surfactant-(CPS)-infused filter may be the answer, said Kirk Abbott of MYCELX Technologies Corp, Gainesville, Georgia.
Abbott discussed the patented CPS filter used for treatment and discharge of wastewater. The product also can be used to absorb product spills. The treated filter removes residual organics in a single pass at high flowrates without desorption or significant pressure drop in the process, he said.
Among the materials that the product can be used with are alkanes; alkenes; cycloalkanes; aromatic hydrocarbons; crude, fuel, lube, vegetable, and transformer oils; complex organics, monomers and polymers; heavy metals that exist as organmetalic; polychlorinated biphenyls, dioxin, and pesticides; chlorinated solvents; phenolics; and methyl tertiary butyl ether. It will not remove extremely water soluble or polar compounds, alcohols and glycols, humic and fulvic acid, and dissolved salts and ions.
Used filters can be burned for fuel, or they can be disposed of by incineration, he added.
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