Treatment of pulp and paper mill effluent using photo-fenton's process

Abu Zahrim Yasser and Gilbert, Melissa L. and Jidon @ Adrian Janaun (2007) Treatment of pulp and paper mill effluent using photo-fenton's process. Journal of Applied Sciences, 7 (15). pp. 2164-2167. ISSN 1812-5654


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Wastewater from pulp and paper mill is one of the most important sources of pollutants mainly due to the pulping and bleaching processes. This study evaluates the effectiveness of photo-Fenton's process in reducing organic and suspended solid in pulp and paper mill wastewater. The photo-Fenton's process produces the strongest oxidation and consumes lower Fe2+ compared to the conventional Fenton's process. The conditions of the photo-Fenton's process were optimized such as the initial pH, the H2O2 concentration and the FeSO4+7H2O concentration. It was found that the optimal pH for Fenton's process was pH 5. The optimal initial concentration of H2O2 and FeSO4+7H2O were 500 and 400 mg L-1, respectively. The overall efficiency of BOD, and TSS reduced by the Fenton's process under optimal conditions attained up to 87.5 and 87.0%, respectively. Thus, the photo-Fenton's process has the potential to be used in the treatment of pulp and paper effluent. © 2007 Asian Network for Scientific Information.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Photo-fenton's process, Pulp and paper mill, Wastewater
Subjects: T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering > TD1-1066 Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering > TD201-500 Water supply for domestic and industrial purposes > TD429.5-480.7 Water purification. Water treatment and conditioning. Saline water conversion
Divisions: SCHOOL > School of Engineering and Information Technology
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Date Deposited: 04 May 2011 14:25
Last Modified: 16 Oct 2017 13:08

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