Removal of Estrogen Hormones and Bisphenol a from Aqueous Solutions with Polymeric Resins

D. Liu, R.P. Suri
Purolite, US

Keywords: emerging contaminants, ion exchange, polymeric resins

Summary:

Emerging contaminants (ECs) such as estrogen hormones and bisphenol A (BPA) that could pose potential danger to the aquatic organisms as well as humans have been detected in natural water world-wide at noticeable levels. This work is to examine the efficiency of using ion exchange/adsorption technology to remove trace amount ECs from aqueous solutions. Different experimental variables such as dosage, contact time, pH were investigated. The possibility of regenerating the exhausted resins were also studied. Recommendations to remove such ECs were recommended at the end of this work.