From ideal reactor concepts to reality: The novel drum reactor for photocatalytic wastewater treatment

Morgan Adams*, Ian Campbell, Cathy McCullagh, Donnacha Russell, Detlef W. Bahnemann, Peter K J Robertson

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Abstract

This article reports the development of a novel drum photocatalytic reactor for treating dye effluent streams. The parameters for operation including drum rotation speed, light source distance, catalyst loading and H2O2 doping have been investigated using methylene blue as a model pollutant. Effluent can be generated by a number of domestic and industrial sources, including pharmaceutical, oil and gas, agricultural, food and chemical sectors. The work reported here proposes the application of semiconductor photocatalysis as a final polishing step for the removal of hydrocarbons from effluents sources, initial studies have proved effective in removing residual hydrocarbons from the effluent.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)621-632
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal of Chemical Reactor Engineering
Volume11
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2013

Keywords

  • Drum photoreactor photocatalysis
  • Mass transport
  • Produced water
  • Titanium dioxide (TiO2)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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