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Treatment of Remazol Brilliant Blue Dye Effluent by Advanced Photo Oxidation Process in TiO2/UV and H2O2/UV reactors

M. Verma1 and A.E. Ghaly1
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American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Volume 1 No. 3, 2008, 230-240

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/ajeassp.2008.230.240

Published On: 30 September 2008

How to Cite: Verma, M. & Ghaly, A. (2008). Treatment of Remazol Brilliant Blue Dye Effluent by Advanced Photo Oxidation Process in TiO2/UV and H2O2/UV reactors . American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 1(3), 230-240. https://doi.org/10.3844/ajeassp.2008.230.240

Abstract

Advanced oxidation processes involving TiO2/UV and H2O2/UV were evaluated for their potential use in decolorization of textile dye effluents. A coil photo reactor, consisting of UV radiation source and a spiral coil coated with TiO2, was used to treat synthetic effluent of Remazol Brilliant Blue dye. The TiO2 coating was performed using the sol-gel technique. The effects of UV radiation, TiO2 coatings and dye concentration were studied and the results were compared to dye treatment involving H2O2. The maximum dye removal efficiencies were 7.3, 12.2 and 12.5 % for uncoated, single coat and dual coat of TiO2, respectively. The decolorization efficiency was inversely related to dye concentration of the effluent. The treatments with UV only, TiO2 only, UV+TiO2, H2O2 only and UV+H2O2 resulted in color reduction of 7.6, 2.3, 12.5, 4.1 and 99.9 % respectively. The maximum decolorization occurred in ≤ 100 min in all cases. The temperature varied from 29.2 to 54.7°C for UV+TiO2 treatment and no change in reactor temperature was observed when UV was not used.

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Keywords

  • Advanced oxidation
  • coil reactor
  • decolorization efficiency
  • Remazol Brilliant Blue
  • textile dye effluent
  • TiO2 coating
  • UV radiation