An integrated technique using zero-valent iron and UV/H2O2 sequential process for complete decolorization and mineralization of C.I. Acid Black 24 wastewater

Ming-Chin Chang, Hung-Yee Shu, Hsin-Hung Yu
Journal of Hazardous Materials 2006 December 1, 138 (3): 574-81
The zero-valent iron (ZVI) reduction succeeds for decolorization, while UV/H(2)O(2) oxidation process results into mineralization, so that this study proposed an integrated technique by reduction coupling with oxidation process in order to acquire simultaneously complete both decolorization and mineralization of C.I. Acid Black 24. From the experimental data, the zero-valent iron addition alone can decolorize the dye wastewater yet it demanded longer time than ZVI coupled with UV/H(2)O(2) processes (Red-Ox). Moreover, it resulted into only about 30% removal of the total organic carbon (TOC), which was capable to be effectively mineralized by UV/H(2)O(2) process. The proposed sequential ZVI-UV/H(2)O(2) integration system cannot only effectively remove color and TOC in AB 24 wastewater simultaneously but also save irradiation power and time demand. Furthermore, the decolorization rate constants were about 3.77-4.0 times magnitude comparing with that by UV/H(2)O(2) process alone.

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