Optimum control of combined ozone/UV process with CT value of hydrogen peroxide formed in situ

Byung Soo Oh, Min Gu Kang, Tae Mun Hwang, Hyun Je Oh, Joon Wun Kang

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The production property of H 2O 2 formed by O 3 photolysis reaction in O 3/UV process and applied CT value of H 2O 2 as a control parameter of O 3/UV process was studied. The removal efficiencies of A 254, specific UV absorbance, haloacetic acid formation potential, pesticides, phthalates, and bisphenol-A by O 3, UV and O 3/UV combined processes were presented. In all the target parameters, the highest efficiency was obtained from O 3/UV process. From each efficiency of the tested processes, enhancement factor (E factor) was calculated, indicating the efficiency enhanced by O 3/UV process as compared to the summation efficiency of O 3 and UV only processes. E factor ranged from 0.9 to 2.5, showing the synergic effect of O 3 and UV combination for almost all target compounds. This synergetic effect was useful to validate the application of O 3/UV in water treatment. Photolysis of aqueous O 3 directly yielded H 2O 2, which then, along with O 3, participated in secondary reactions to produce hydroxyl radical. In the entire O 3 dose rates, the concentration of H 2O 2 rose with increase of the reaction time, drawing the parabolic pattern. The higher O 3 dose rate provided the faster H 2O 2 formation rate and the higher concentration at steady state. This is an abstract of a paper presented at the 228th ACS National Meeting (Philadelphia, PA 8/22-26/2004).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)317-323
Number of pages7
JournalACS, Division of Environmental Chemistry - Preprints of Extended Abstracts
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Event228th ACS National Meeting - Philadelphia, PA, United States
Duration: 2004 Aug 222004 Aug 26

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Energy(all)


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