Thermodynamic analysis on the mineralization of trace organic contaminants with oxidants in advanced oxidation processes
2009 (English)In: Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, ISSN 0888-5885, E-ISSN 1520-5045, Vol. 48, no 23, 10728-10733 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
There is a growing demand for the efficient treatment of organic polluted wastewaters by advanced oxidation processes (AOPs) which calls for the determination of the mineralization order of ease for the organic contaminants with oxidants. The mineralization abilities of organic contaminants in AOPs are investigated in this work. Photocatalytic experiments for three representative organic contaminants are carried out, and their corresponding reaction rates are determined experimentally. Meanwhile, molar Gibbs free energy changes Delta(r)G(m)degrees for the reactions of 31 organic contaminants (10 chlorinated hydrocarbons, four brominated hydrocarbons, I I aromatic hydrocarbons and their derivatives, three chloroacetic acid, and three chloroacetyl chloride) with oxidants of (OH)-O-center dot, H2O2, O-center dot(-), O-3, and O-2 are calculated, and the mineralization order of ease is determined theoretically on the basis of Delta(r)G(m)degrees. The agreement of the theoretical and experimental mineralization abilities for most of the organic contaminants investigated implies the reliability of the determination of the mineralization ability from the magnitude of Delta(r)G(m)degrees for the mineralization of trace organic contaminants. Results also show that for most of the organic contaminants studied, the mineralization abilities are (OH)-O-center dot > H2O2 > O-center dot(-) > O-3 > O-2, and the mineralization ability of the organic contaminants depends on not only the oxidants but also the structure and properties of the organic contaminants themselves, and the degradation reaction products.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. Vol. 48, no 23, 10728-10733 p.
Research subject Energy Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-5249DOI: 10.1021/ie900620nLocal ID: 34d6cf50-e352-11de-bae5-000ea68e967bOAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-5249DiVA: diva2:978123
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