Masters Theses


"The use of Biological Activated Carbon (BAC) is a viable method for removal of organics from contaminated groundwaters. The main objective of this study was to investigate the feasibility of applying BAC treatment to groundwaters contaminated with phenol. The study was conducted using granular activated carbon (GAC) and BAC with or without preozonation. Without ozonation BAC was found to treat 17 times more pore volumes (PV) than GAC in the complete removal of phenol from a contaminated groundwater until breakthrough occurred at 12 PV with GAC. BAC with preozonation was shown to process five times more volumes of the contaminated groundwater than GAC with preozonation to effect 100% removal of phenol until breakthrough occurred at 42 PV with GAC. GAC with preozonation was shown to be more effective in the continued removal of phenol"--Abstract, page iii.


TerKonda, Purush

Committee Member(s)

Modesitt, Donald E.
Elifrits, C. Dale
Minor, Joseph E.
Best, John, 1925-2015


Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Civil Engineering


Title page date has 1989 but degree was granted Spring 1990.


University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

Spring 1990


viii, 50 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (page 39).


© 1990 Lieve Gerda Alice Cocquyt, All rights reserved.

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Thesis - Restricted Access

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Thesis Number

T 6049

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