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IJCEA 2010 Vol.1(3): 247-250 ISSN: 2010-0221
DOI: 10.7763/IJCEA.2010.V1.42

Photochemical Oxidation of Phenol and Chlorophenol by UV/H2O2/TiO2  Process : A Kinetic Study

Abhilasha Dixit, A.K.Mungray and Mousumi Chakraborty

Abstract—In the present work, the photochemical oxidation of phenol and chlorophenol aqueous solutions in a batch recycle photochemical reactor using ultraviolet irradiation, hydrogen peroxide and TiO2 (as photocatalyst) was studied. The study showed that the combined treatment process was the most effective process under acidic conditions and showed a higher rate of degradation of phenol and chlorophenol at a very short radiation time. The reaction was found to follow the first order kinetics and was influenced by the pH, the input concentration of H2O2 and the dosing amount of the TiO2 photocatalyst. The results indicate maximum 74.6% and 79.8% degradation of phenol and chlorophenol respectively within 90 minutes of radiation time.The experimental results showed that the optimum conditions were obtained at a pH value of 4, with H2O2 concentration ranging from 200-550 ml/L, and TiO2 dosing ranging from 1-2 g/L for UV/H2O2/TiO2 combined system. Finally a rough comparison of energy consumption shows that UV/H2O2/TiO2   process reduced the energy consumption by 40-50% compared with the UV/H2O2and UV/TiO2 processes.

Index Terms—Photochemical oxidation; Degradation of Phenol and Chlorophenol; UV/H2O2/ TiO2 system; Pseudo-first-order kinetics.

 

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Cite: Abhilasha Dixit, A.K.Mungray and Mousumi Chakraborty, "Photochemical Oxidation of Phenol and Chlorophenol  by  UV/H2O2/TiO2  Process : A Kinetic Study,"  International Journal of Chemical Engineering and Applications vol. 1, no. 3, pp. 247-250, 2010. 

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