Cosmetic Wastewater Treatment Using Coagulation and Fenton Processes
Abstract: The cosmetic wastewater was treated by coagulation and Fenton process. COD of raw wastewater was 2888 mg/l. The effectiveness of these processes, defined as a decrease of COD was 66.4% for coagulation for a FeCl3 dose 900 mg/l and 87.7% (to 295mg/l COD) for Fenton process for H2O2/Fe2+ doses 3000/1000mg/l. The contribution of coagulation in Fenton process was defined as 71.3% of the total treatment effect. The calculated H2O2 efficiency is high and for optimal doses reached 149.3%. The optimal pH of Fenton process is 3.0. Even a small change in its value leads to a rapid decrease in the efficiency of oxidation and hence in the effects of the process. The kinetics of the Fenton process can be described as d[COD]/dt =-a tm [COD], where t stands for time, while the a and m are constants, depending on the initial concentration of the reagents. It has been proved that the cosmetic wastewater is susceptible to purification by means of coagulation and Fenton process.
Keywords: cosmetic wastewater, wastewater treatment, coagulation, Fenton process
Area: Environmental Sciences
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