Advanced Oxidation Processes in Triton X-100 and Wash-up Liquid Removal from Wastewater Using Modified TiO2-Al2O3 PhotocatalystsReport as inadecuate




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Water, Air, and Soil Pollution

, Volume 223, Issue 8, pp 4813–4822

First Online: 29 June 2012Received: 01 February 2012Accepted: 07 June 2012

Abstract

Photocatalytic methods were applied to remove the recalcitrant or toxic pollutants from the water. The two models of wastewater containing either non-ionic surfactant Triton X-100 or commercially available wash-up liquid were tested in a self-constructed band reactor during the laboratory studies. The photocatalyst, being typed TiO2, was supported by porous Al2O3 and modified by the addition of Cu, Fe, Zn, Ni, Mo or Co. The photocatalysts were characterised by N2 adsorption–desorption, XRF, XRD, SEM-EDX, Raman and UV–Vis spectroscopy. All catalysts were efficient in the photocatalytic oxidation of surfactants, and they enabled at least 85 % COD reduction. TiO2-Al2O3 photocatalysts modified by the transition metals were efficient only for more complicated compositions of surfactants. The effect of H2O2 0.01 vol.% addition was also examined and compared with a type of compound and catalyst used—in this case a positive effect for Triton X-100 was only observed over the photocatalyst modified by Ni. When it comes to the wash-up liquid photoremoval, all studied photocatalysts seem to be slightly influenced by H2O2 addition. It was also observed that it is not economically justified to conduct such treatment for more than 2 h.

KeywordsPhotocatalysis TiO2-Al2O3 AOP Surfactants H2O2  Download fulltext PDF



Author: Bożena Czech - Wiesława Ćwikła-Bundyra

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