461253 Efficient Pollution Abatement

Monday, November 14, 2016: 2:30 PM
Cyril Magnin I (Parc 55 San Francisco)
Edward L. Cussler, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN and William A. Arnold, Civil, Environmental, and Geo-Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Removing pollutants from mixtures seeks to minimize costs. Often, in public enterprises like water systems, such pollutant removal must be accomplished as efficiently as possible and at a cost less than some proscribed maximum. This means that the pollutant concentrations must be managed to respect both their concentrations and their toxicity. To accomplish this, we suggest a strategy for estimating separation costs for any pollutant. We then show how this can be applied to achieve a desired total toxicity for a product stream containing a spectrum of pollutants.

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