Document Type


Date of Award

Fall 1-31-1990

Degree Name

Master of Science in Environmental Engineering - (M.S.)


Civil and Environmental Engineering

First Advisor

Yeun C. Wu

Second Advisor

Paul N. Cheremisinoff

Third Advisor

Eugene B. Golub


Nowadays water conservation and pollution abatement are needed to provide increasingly higher levels of treatment for industrial wastewaters.

Reducing treatment costs give us the incentive to minimize the volume of Wastewater effluent. Also, the national goal of zero discharge of pollutants to the waterways by 1985 provided further incentive -to minimize the flow of wastewaters.

A successful treatment of the wastewater discharged from the secondary effluent of the petroleum refinery plant to economically acceptable conditions offers a challenge to our technology.

Through this research, it is concluded that the excellent effluent water qualities produced from filtration and granular activated carbon adsorption treatment can be satisfactorily employed for cooling tower water, also the feed of manufacturing process water and boiler water supply.