Project: Assessment of adsorption capacity of virgin GAC
for jet fuel
Client: Anglian Water
When: July - Oct ‘07
The presence of jet fuel in the environment surrounding a groundwater
WTW posed a significant risk. Water samples
analysed from the aquifer approximately 350m from the WTW showed that benzene and TPH (Total Petroleum
Hydrocarbons) were present in significant concentrations.
WatStech Ltd. have assessed the adsorptive
capacity of ethylbenzene, which is part of the BTEX (Benzene, Toluene, Ethylbenzene and Xylene) component of jet fuel onto
virgin Granular Activated Carbon (GAC) using batch isotherm tests.