Project

Application of low cost sorption technologies for (ground)water purification in the Main Ethiopian Rift Valley

Duration
01 August 2014 → 30 September 2019
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Sustainable chemistry
    • Aquatic sciences, challenges and pollution
    • Environmental science and management
  • Engineering and technology
    • Sustainable and environmental engineering
Keywords
drinking water uranium fluoride adsorption arsenic boron molybdenum purification
 
Project description

In this project, the suitability of raw and modified chitosan, scoria and pumice for the purification of Ethiopian groundwater, polluted with F, As, U, Mo and B, is investigated. This is done using batch and column adsorption setups, considering design parameters, such as contact time, flow rate and adsorbent dose, and initial pollutant concentration, pH, and competing ions.