Use of a batch rotating photocatalytic contactor for the degradation of organic pollutants in wastewater

N.A. Hamill, L.R. Weatherley, Christopher Hardacre

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Abstract

Aqueous solutions of a chlorinated VOC, 3,4-dichlorobut-1-ene, as well as other pollutants, may be mineralised to carbon dioxide, water and hydrochloric acid using a sealed rotating photocatalytic reactor. The effect of pH, dissolved oxygen concentration, light intensity, pollutant concentration and rotation speed on the degradation rate have been investigated as well as competition kinetics with methanol. This reactor may be optimised to minimise competition effects in mixed solutions. (C) 2001 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)49-60
Number of pages12
JournalApplied Catalysis B: Environmental
Volume30
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 26 Feb 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Process Chemistry and Technology
  • Environmental Chemistry

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