Combination of ozonation and photocatalysis for purification of aqueous effluents containing formic acid as probe pollutant and bromide ion

F. Parrino, G. Camera-Roda, V. Loddo, G. Palmisano, V. Augugliaro

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Abstract

The treatment by advanced oxidation processes (AOPs) of waters contaminated by organic pollutants and containing also innocuous bromide ions may generate bromate ions as a co-product. In the present work heterogeneous photocatalysis and ozonation have individually been applied and in combination (integrated process) to degrade the organic compounds in water containing also bromide anions. The results show that: i) the sole photocatalysis does not produce bromate ions and in the case of its presence, it is able to reduce bromate to innocuous bromide ions; ii) the integration of photocatalysis and ozonation synergistically enhances the oxidation capabilities; and iii) in the integrated process bromate ions are not produced as long as some oxidizable organics are present.

Original languageBritish English
Pages (from-to)189-199
Number of pages11
JournalWater Research
Volume50
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Mar 2014

Keywords

  • Advanced oxidation processes
  • Bromate
  • Ozonation
  • Photocatalysis
  • Photocatalytic ozonation
  • Water purification

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