JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY, vol.85, no.7, pp.913-925, 2010 (SCI-Expanded)
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JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY
Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
Daphnia magna, pyrolysis, pseudo-first-order kinetic, polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), removal, POLYCYCLIC AROMATIC-HYDROCARBONS, NATURAL ORGANIC-MATTER, SONOCHEMICAL DEGRADATION, ULTRASONIC DEGRADATION, AQUEOUS-SOLUTIONS, OXIDATION, DECOMPOSITION, KINETICS, CONTAMINANTS, ENVIRONMENT
Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated:
BACKGROUND: In Izmir (Turkey) polyaromatic hydracarbon (PAH) removal efficiencies are low in petrochemical industry aerobic biological wastewater treatment plants because bacteria are not able to overcome the inhibition of these toxic and refractory organics. In order to increase PAHs removal, sonication process was chosen among other advanced treatment processes include sonication processes. The effects of ambient conditions, increasing sonication time, sonication temperature, TiO2 and Fe+2 concentrations on sonication at a petrochemical industry wastewater treatment plant in Izmir (Turkey) was investigated in a 650 W sonicator, at a frequency of 35 kHz and a 500 mL glass reactor.