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Date of Award


Document Type

Campus Access Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental Engineering (PhD)

Administrative Home Department

Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Advisor 1

Jiann-Yang Hwang

Committee Member 1

Xiaodi Huang

Committee Member 2

Bowen Li

Committee Member 3

Song-Lin Yang


Plating waste is potentially hazardous to human health and environment when they are not managed properly. The spent solvent, waste water, sludge and spent process solutions are the main waste pollutions which generated in large volumes daily in plating industries. Some hazardous and special wastes are commonly produced by plating waste water and sludge, such as heavy metal ions. The heavy metal ion in waste water and sludge can be very harmful for the environmental and people health. For solving plating waste problem, eliminating heavy metal ions in waste water is very important. In this study, we want find a method to catch up heavy metal ions and separate them from plating waste water.