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Electrolysis Catalyzed Ozonation as an Advanced Oxidation Process for Wastewater Treatment

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dc.contributor.advisor Abbassi, Bassim
dc.contributor.author Heebner, Anthony
dc.date.accessioned 2021-05-12T15:11:20Z
dc.date.available 2021-05-12T15:11:20Z
dc.date.copyright 2021
dc.date.created 2021-04-21
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10214/25715
dc.description.abstract The prohibitive cost of advanced oxidation processes (AOPs) necessitates the development of innovative variations to increase their applicability. This investigation evaluated the combination of ozonation and electrolysis using iron electrodes, as a catalytic ozonation AOP for the mineralization of organic compounds. The operating parameters of initial pH and current density were optimized to maximize TOC removal, using response surface methodology. Under optimal conditions of 12 mA/cm2 and an initial pH of 9, 63% TOC removal was achieved after 60 minutes of treatment. A comparison of chemical and electrochemical catalyst dosage revealed that the electrochemical method was more effective from the perspective of TOC removal. Using an indirect detection method involving tertiary butyl alcohol, the presence of hydroxyl radicals was detected and identified as the primary oxidizing species responsible for TOC removal. Overall, the performance of this treatment method was successfully demonstrated as an AOP for wastewater treatment. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Ozonation en_US
dc.subject Advanced Oxidation en_US
dc.subject Wastewater Treatment en_US
dc.subject Electrolysis en_US
dc.subject Electrocoagulation en_US
dc.subject Catalytic Ozonation en_US
dc.subject Organic Contaminants en_US
dc.subject Dairy Processing Wastewater en_US
dc.subject Catalysis en_US
dc.subject Advanced Oxidation Process en_US
dc.subject Ozone en_US
dc.title Electrolysis Catalyzed Ozonation as an Advanced Oxidation Process for Wastewater Treatment en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.degree.programme Engineering en_US
dc.degree.name Master of Applied Science en_US
dc.degree.department School of Engineering en_US
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