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Distillery Wastewater Decontamination by the Fenton Advanced Oxidation Method

Ayeni, .A. O. and Adeeyo, O.A. and Oladimeji, Temitayo E, (2015) Distillery Wastewater Decontamination by the Fenton Advanced Oxidation Method. International Journal of Research in Engineering and Science (IJRES), 3 (2). pp. 29-34. ISSN (Online): 2320-9364, (Print): 2320-9356

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Abstract

This study evaluated the effect of Fenton advanced oxidation process on the treatment of an industrial wastewater (distillery). The comparison of the effects of Fe2+ loadings, H2O2 dosages (2%(v/v)and 4%(v/v)), reaction temperature and reaction time, established optimum efficiency in terms of BOD and COD reductions. The best operating conditions for the treatment of the distillery wastewater containing 43.85 mg/L BOD concentration and 274.28 mg/L COD concentration in the raw effluent was 2% H2O2 dosage at constant loadings of Fe2+ (1.5 g), 80 oC pretreatment temperature, and 1 h reaction time. At this optimized condition, the BOD content reduced to about 35 mg/L (about 21% removal) and COD content reduced to about 53 mg/L (about 81% removal). There was a complete removal of the initial colour present in the wastewater after the treatment process. The process proved the ability to effectively reduce the COD content which when high in industrial wastewaters can lead to serious impacts to the environment

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Biological oxygen demand, Chemical oxygen demand, Distillery, Fenton reagent, Wastewater
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Engineering Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Hannah Akinwumi
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2015 12:31
Last Modified: 16 Dec 2015 12:31
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/5711

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