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Strategies for Minimizing Adverse Impacts of an Oil Spill in Wachusett Reservoir on MWRA’s Finished Water

MWRA, 7/1/2015-6/30/2020

PIs: Reckhow & Tobiason
Students: Aarthi Mohan, Pranav Mashankar, Xian Ma

The general purpose of this study is to determine the effectiveness of various oxidation scenarios on the destruction of organic compounds found in crude oil. These include the suite of PIANO compounds (paraffins, isoparaffins, aromatics, naphthalenes and olefins) as well as others. This study is also designed to determine the formation of some key oxidation byproducts expected from these oxidation scenarios.

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