Adsorption of BTX and PAHs by Polymeric Resins Packed in a Fixed Bed: Semi-Industrial Evaluation


Carla da Silva, Cintia Barros, Yure Queiros, Luiz Marques, Ana Maria Louvisse and Elizabete Lucas

Polymeric resins were synthesized by suspension polymerization on a pilot scale and packed in an acrylic column for use in a semi-industrial elution system, to study their behavior as adsorbents of oily water. The performance in removing benzene, toluene and xylene (BTX) was greater than 95.9 %, and the efficiency in retaining polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) remained near 96.3 %.  

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