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From ideal reactor concepts to reality: the novel drum reactor for photocatalytic wastewater treatment.

Adams, Morgan; Campbell, Ian; McCullagh, Cathy; Russell, Donnacha; Bahnemann, Detlef W.; Robertson, Peter K.J.

Authors

Ian Campbell

Donnacha Russell

Detlef W. Bahnemann

Peter K.J. Robertson



Abstract

This article reports the development of a novel drum photocatalytic reactor for treating dye effluent streams. The parameters for operation including drum rotation speed, light source distance, catalyst loading 10 and H2O2 doping have been investigated using methylene blue as a model pollutant. Effluent can be generated by a number of domestic and industrial sources, including pharmaceutical, oil and gas, agricultural, food and chemical sectors. The work reported here proposes the appli- 15 cation of semiconductor photocatalysis as a final polishing step for the removal of hydrocarbons from effluents sources, initial studies have proved effective in removing residual hydrocarbons from the effluent.

Citation

ADAMS, M., CAMPBELL, I., MCCULLAGH, C., RUSSELL, D., BAHNEMANN, D.W. and ROBERTSON, P.K.J. 2013. From ideal reactor concepts to reality: the novel drum reactor for photocatalytic wastewater treatment. International journal of chemical reactor engineering [online], 11(2), pages 621-632. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1515/ijcre-2012-0012

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Aug 22, 2013
Online Publication Date Aug 22, 2013
Publication Date Dec 31, 2013
Deposit Date Oct 16, 2014
Publicly Available Date Oct 16, 2014
Journal International journal of chemical reactor engineering
Print ISSN 1542-6580
Electronic ISSN 1542-6580
Publisher De Gruyter Open
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 11
Issue 2
Pages 621-632
DOI https://doi.org/10.1515/ijcre-2012-0012
Keywords Drum photo reactor photo catalysis; Mass transport; Titanium dioxide (TiO2); Produced water
Public URL http://hdl.handle.net/10059/1060

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