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dc.contributor.authorMatheson, Robert
dc.date.accessioned2016-11-21T16:28:35Z
dc.date.available2016-11-21T16:28:35Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10222/72285
dc.description.abstractThe efficacy of chemical oxidation as a wastewater treatment method for Stella Jones Inc. (Atlantic Canada) was evaluated using 3 chemical oxidants; Fenton’s Reagent, Modified Fenton’s and potassium permanganate. Reduction of the organic load and toxic compounds in the wastewater to increase the longevity of carbon filters was the end goal. Effectiveness was primarily based on the reduction of chemical oxygen demand (COD), and reduction of toxic and recalcitrant compounds including 18 polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and pentachlorophenol (PCP). Fenton’s Reagent resulted in the greatest COD reduction of 86%. Modified Fenton’s and potassium permanganate resulted in improved reduction of PAHs with notable reductions seen in the larger ringed PAHs (4-6 rings). Low confidence in PCP results were noted. As PAHs were found in low concentrations in the wastewater, Fenton’s Reagent was chosen as the best treatment oxidant due to the overall reduction of the organic load of the wastewater.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectChemical Oxidationen_US
dc.subjectWastewater treatment and reuseen_US
dc.subjectRemediationen_US
dc.subjectPAHsen_US
dc.subjectPentachlorophenolen_US
dc.subjectFenton's Reagenten_US
dc.subjectModified Fenton'sen_US
dc.subjectPotassium Permanganateen_US
dc.subjectChemical Oxygen Demanden_US
dc.subjectFactory and trade waste
dc.titleReduction of the Organic Load of Industrial Wood Preserving Wastewater via Chemical Oxidationen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.date.defence2016-09-23
dc.contributor.departmentFaculty of Agricultureen_US
dc.contributor.degreeMaster of Scienceen_US
dc.contributor.external-examinern/aen_US
dc.contributor.graduate-coordinatorDr. Haibo Niuen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-readerDr. Glenn Strattonen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-readerDr. Gordon Priceen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-supervisorDr. Dave Burtonen_US
dc.contributor.ethics-approvalNot Applicableen_US
dc.contributor.manuscriptsNot Applicableen_US
dc.contributor.copyright-releaseYesen_US
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