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

Noel A. Hamill, Lawrence 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.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)49-60
    Number of pages12
    JournalApplied Catalysis B: Environmental
    Volume30
    Issue number1-2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 26 Feb 2001

    Keywords

    • Dichlorobutenes
    • Photocatalytic
    • Rotating disc
    • Wastewater

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