Optimization of TiO2/Fe(III)/solar UV conditions for the removal of organic contaminants in pulp mill effluents

Parilti N., Akten D.

DESALINATION, vol.265, no.1-3, pp.37-42, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 265 Issue: 1-3
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.desal.2010.07.027
  • Journal Name: DESALINATION
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.37-42
  • Keywords: Advanced oxidation process (AOP), TiO2/Fe(III), Solar oxidation, Pulp mill effluent, PHOTOCATALYTIC DEGRADATION, WASTE-WATER, OXIDATION, PHOTODEGRADATION, TIO2
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


Solar degradation of effluents of pulp mill industry containing toxic chemicals has been studied using TiO2/Fe(III) (Degussa P25 TiO2 was used as a catalyst). Effects of some operating parameters such as the initial oxidant and catalyst concentrations and circulation rates of wastewater on TOC, color and AOX removals were investigated using the Box-Wilson statistical experimental design method. The highest color, TOC and AOX removals of 78%, 64% and 68% were obtained at TiO2 concentration of 188 mg/L and Fe (III) concentration of 0.5 mM, respectively. (C) 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.