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Teresa Bandosz

Teresa Bandosz


Analytical & Environmental

85 St Nicholas Terrace

New York , NY 10027
Office Phone: (212) 650-6017


Analytical chemistry/environmental chemistry

Tel. (212) 650-6017
Fax: (212) 650-6107
E-mail: tbandosz[at]

B.Sc., M.Sc., Chemical Engineering, (1984)
University of Mining and Metallurgy,
Department of Processing of Coal in Power Engineering Chemistry, Krakow, Poland

Ph.D., Chemical Engineering/Materials Science, (1989)
Technical University of Cracow,
Department of Chemical Engineering and Technology, Krakow, Poland


Adsorption in Porous Solids
Application of Adsorption Phenomena to Environmental Problems

Activated carbons as adsorbents of hydrogen sulfide
We are working on monitoring the performance of activated carbons used to remove hydrogen sulfide odor in the City of New York water pollution control plants. So far mainly carbons impregnated with caustics have been used for this goal. Such carbons are expensive, create a risk of self ignition and require special precaution. That¹s why we are doing the laboratory experiments along with full scale tests to study the possibility of replacement of caustic carbons with virgin ones. Since the surface of activated carbons is very complicated from the point of view its chemistry and porous structure we are trying to define the factors which enhance the adsorption of H2S and its oxidation to water soluble species which may make the regeneration of exhausted carbons using water feasible.

Mechanism of water adsorption on activated carbons
In collaboration with Keith E. Gubbins and Simon McGrother of the Department of Chemical Engineering at the North Carolina State University we are investigating the mechanism of water adsorption on activated carbons. At CCNY we do the detailed characteristics of activated carbons, measure the water adsorption isotherms, and analyze the energetics of the process whereas molecular simulations are done at NCSU. The molecular models used for Monte Carlo simulations incorporate the structural and chemical parameters given by experiments. Doing this we hope to find the improved molecular mechanism by which adsorption occurs.

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Recent publications

1. Thermal Regeneration of Spent Coconut -Based Activated Carbon Previously used As Hydrogen Sulfide Adsorbents, Bagreev, H. Rahman, T.J. Bandosz, Carbon, in press.

2. Wood-Based Activated Carbons as Adsorbents of Hydrogen Sulfide: A study of Adsorption and Water Regeneration Process., Bagreev, H. Rahman, T.J. Bandosz, Ind.Eng.Chem. Res. In press

3. Study of H2S Adsorption and Water Regeneration of Coconut-Based Activated Carbon, A. Bagreev, H.Rahman, and T.J. Bandosz, Env. Sci. Tech., in press.

4. Study of Hydrogen Sulfide Adsorption on Activated Carbons Using Inverse Gas Chromatography at Infinite Dilution, A. Bagreev, T.J. Bandosz, J. Phys.Chem. in press.

5. On the Possibility of Regeneration of Unimpregnated Activated Carbons used as Hydrogen Sulfide Adsorbents, F. Adib, A. Bagreev, and T.J. Bandosz, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res 39, 2439-2446 (2000)

6. Adsorption of Water and Methanol on Micro- and Mesoporous Wood-Based Activated Carbons, I. .I. Salame, T. J. Bandosz, Langmuir,16, 5435-5440 (2000)

7. Effect of Surface Chemistry on the Performance of Unimpregnated Activated Carbons as H2S Adsorbents, F. Adib, A. Bagreev, T.J. Bandosz, Proceedings of the Second Conference on Adsorption Science and Technology, D. Do, Ed., World Scientific, Hong-Kong 2000, .56-60.

8. Effect of Surface Chemistry and Pore Structure on Adsorption of Water and CH3OH on Activated Carbons, I.I. Salame, T.J.Bandosz, Proceedings of the Second Conference on Adsorption Science and Technology, D. Do, Ed. World Scientific, Hong-Kong, 2000, 61-65.

9. Surface Functionality and Porosity of Activated Carbons Obtained from Chemical Activation of Wood. H. Benaddi, T.J. Bandosz, J. Jagiello, J.A. Schwarz, J.N. Rouzaud, D. Legras, F. Beguin, Carbon 38, 669-674 (2000).

10. Unmodified Versus Caustics Impregnated Carbons for Control of Hydrogen Sulfide Emissions from Sewage Plants, T.J. Bandosz, A. Bagreev, F. Adib. A. Turk, Environmental Science and Technology, 34, 1069-1074 (2000)

11. Analysis of the Relationship between H2S Removal Capacity and Surface Properties of Unmodified Activated Carbons. F. Adib, A. Bagreev, T.J. Bandosz, Environmental Science and Technology, 34, 686-692 (2000)

12. Comparison of Surface Features of Wood Based Activated Carbons, I.I. Salame, T. J. Bandosz, Ind. Eng.Chem. Res., 39, 301-306 (2000)

13. Adsorption/Oxidation of Hydrogen Sulfide on Nitrogen- Containing Activated Carbons, F. Adib, A. Bagreev, T. J. Bandosz , Langmuir 16, 1980-1986 (2000)


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