Effect of chloride concentration on the oxidation of EDTA in UV-FSR oxidative system

Baycan N., Thomanetz E., Sengul F.

JOURNAL OF PHOTOCHEMISTRY AND PHOTOBIOLOGY A-CHEMISTRY, vol.189, pp.349-354, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 189
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jphotochem.2007.02.026
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.349-354
  • Keywords: AOX(de novo) formation, AOX removal, oxidation processes, UV-free surface reactor, EDTA, AOX, DEGRADATION, KINETICS, PHOTOLYSIS, OZONE, TIO2
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


This study focused on the effect of chloride concentration and pH on the photochemical degradation of ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid-disodium salt (C10H14N2Na2O8 center dot 2H(2)O, EDTA) under advanced oxidation using UV/H2O2 system. The treatment of this chemical by UV/H2O2 oxidation using a laboratory scale UV-free surface reactor (UV-FSR) with (1000 and 10,000 mg/l Cl-) and without Cl- addition at different pH values (pH 3, 7 and 10) was compared. Results of this study indicated that Cl- concentration is more decisive than pH in the oxidation process. There was no AOX at the start of the experiments but as a result of oxidation a de novo synthesis of AOX was observed, and these AOX(de novo) compounds were destroyed during the treatment. Treatment was followed by TOC and AOX measurements. Approximately 95% TOC removal efficiency was obtained for the treatment of EDTA-containing synthetic water. Owing to kinetic studies, it was found that the TOC degradation in all experiments fitted to the first order reaction law. (C) 2007 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.