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A comparative study of the removal of 3-indolebutyric acid using advanced oxidation processes.
In this study, advanced oxidation technologies, namely Fenton Process (FP), Fenton-Like Process (FLP), ozonation (O3) and O3/H2O2 processes, were applied to synthetic wastewater containing 3-indolebutyric acid (IBA). The effectiveness of each process was investigated at different pH values, Fe(+2), Fe(+3), O3 and H2O2 concentrations with respect to the removal efficiencies for chemical oxygen demand (COD) and total organic carbon (TOC). The best removal efficiencies were seen at pH 3 and 2 mM Fe concentration in both FP and FLP, in which the optimum H2O2 concentrations were 6 mM for FP and 10 mM for FLP. Optimum process conditions were pH 12 for the O3 process, pH 9 for the O3/H2O2 process and 1:1 O3/H2O2 molar ratio. The highest COD removal efficiency was 86 percent, obtained in the O3/H2O2 process and the highest TOC removal efficiency was obtained at 77 percent in the FP.
Uludag University, Engineering and Architecture Faculty, Department of Environmental Engineering, Gorukle, Bursa 16059, Turkey. firstname.lastname@example.org,
Waste Disposal, Fluid
Water Pollutants, Chemical
Pub Type(s)Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't