Enhanced WWTP effluent organic matter removal in hybrid ozonation-coagulation (HOC) process catalyzed by Al-based coagulant

Xin Jin, Pengkang Jin, Rui Hou, Lei Yang, Xiaochang C. Wang

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

21 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

A novel hybrid ozonation-coagulation (HOC) process was developed for application in wastewater reclamation. In this process, ozonation and coagulation occurred simultaneously within a single unit. Compared with the conventional pre-ozonation-coagulation process, the HOC process exhibited much better performance in removing dissolved organic matters. In particular, the maximal organic matters removal efficiency was obtained at the ozone dosage of 1 mgO3/mg DOC at each pH value (pH 5, 7 and 9). In order to interpret the mechanism of the HOC process, ozone decomposition was monitored. The results indicated that ozone decomposed much faster in the HOC process. Moreover, by using the reagent of O3-resistant hydroxyl radical ([rad]OH) probe compound, para-chlorobenzoic acid (pCBA), and electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) analysis, it was observed that the HOC process generated higher content of [rad]OH compared with pre-ozonation process. This indicates that the [rad]OH oxidation reaction as the key step can be catalyzed and enhanced by Al-based coagulants and their hydrolyzed products in this developed process. Thus, based on the catalytic effects of Al-based coagulants on ozonation, the HOC process provides a promising alternative to the conventional technology for wastewater reclamation in terms of higher efficiency.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)216-224
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Hazardous Materials
Volume327
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Keywords

  • Al-based coagulants
  • Hybrid ozonation-coagulation (HOC) process
  • Hydroxyl radical generation
  • Ozonation
  • Ozone decomposition

Cite this