WIT Press


Comparative Study Of UV-activated Processes For The Degradation Of Organic Pollutants In Water

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/WP990041

Volume

33

Pages

10

Published

1999

Size

760 kb

Author(s)

Italo Mazzarino

Abstract

Homogeneous and photocatalytic photo-activated processes were experimentally investigated by carrying out the degradation of various refractory organic pollutants in pilot size reactors. The efficiency of the processes was evaluated by measuring both the degradation of the primary pollutants and the decrease of the total organic carbon in the treated water. The comparison between the purification processes is performed in terms of rate of degradation of the organic pollutants and energy efficiency. 1 Introduction A wide number of organic pollutants of industrial waste waters shows a strong resistance to the conventional purification processes. These compounds are usually d

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