Photochemical degradation of diethyl phthalate with UV/H2O2.J Hazard Mater. 2007 Jan 02; 139(1):132-9.JH
The decomposition of diethyl phthalate (DEP) in water using UV-H2O2 process was investigated in this paper. DEP cannot be effectively removed by UV radiation and H2O2 oxidation alone, while UV-H2O2 combination process proved to be effective and could degrade this compound completely. With initial concentration about 1.0mg/L, more than 98.6% of DEP can be removed at time of 60 min under intensity of UV radiation of 133.9 microW/cm2 and H2O2 dosage of 20mg/L. The effects of applied H2O2 dose, UV radiation intensity, water temperature and initial concentration of DEP on the degradation of DEP have been examined in this study. Degradation mechanisms of DEP with hydroxyl radicals oxidation also have been discussed. Removal rate of DEP was sensitive to the operational parameters. A simple kinetic model is proposed which confirms to pseudo-first order reaction. There is a linear relationship between rate constant k and UV intensity and H2O2 concentration.