The oxidative degradation by pyrolusite of p-nitrophenol wastewater after micro-electrolysis pretreatment

  • Shuchuan Peng
  • Lili Zhao
  • Xixi Liu
  • Dong Chen

Abstract

P-nitrophenol wastewater was pretreated with iron-carbon micro-electrolysis (ME) technology. After the pretreatment, pnitrophenol was degrade into p-aminophenol. The degradation ratio of p-nitrophenol could almost be up to 95% when pH value reached 2.0 and the quantity of added iron scrape was 2.0g/100mL. Through the experimental investigation, to identify the changes closely associated with treatment effect on wastewater containing nitrophenol, reaction time, pH, amount, particle size of pyrolusite and shaking speed were analzed. The p-nitrophenol were almost eliminated at a pH value of 3.5, shaking rate of 150 rpm, reaction time of 2h and pyrolusite amount of 1.0g/100mL, mineral grain size of 75-106μm. The removal ratio of COD is over 95% and TOC has been reduced by 89.0% at the same time. P-aminophenol was degraded into H2O and CO2 finally. The degradation mechanism of wastewater from pretreatment by pyrolusite has been further investigated based on previous work. International Journal of Engineering, Science and Technology, Vol. 2, No. 7, 2010, pp. 104-109

Author Biographies

Shuchuan Peng
School of Resources and Environmental Engineering, Hefei University of Technology, CHINA
Lili Zhao
School of Resources and Environmental Engineering, Hefei University of Technology, CHINA
Xixi Liu
School of Resources and Environmental Engineering, Hefei University of Technology, CHINA
Dong Chen
School of Resources and Environmental Engineering, Hefei University of Technology, CHINA
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