Influence of Fenton reagent oxidation on mineralization and decolorization of municipal landfill leachate

Mohajeri, S. and Aziz, H.A. and Isa, M.H. and Bashir, M.J.K. and Mohajeri, L. and Adlan , M.N. (2010) Influence of Fenton reagent oxidation on mineralization and decolorization of municipal landfill leachate. [Citation Index Journal]

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This study evaluated the effectiveness of Fenton’s technique for the treatment of semi-aerobic landfill leachate collected from Pulau Burung Landfill Site (PBLS), Penang, Malaysia. The Fe2+ or Fe3+ as catalyst and H2O2 as oxidizing agent are commonly used for the classical Fenton’s reaction. In present study, the effect of operating conditions such as pH, reaction time, molar ratio, agitation rate, feeding mode and Fenton reagent concentrations which are important parameters that affect the removal efficiencies of Fenton method were investigated. Under the most favorable conditions, the highest removals of 58.1 and 78.3% were observed for COD and color, respectively. In general, the best operating conditions were pH = 3, Fe = 560 mg L−1, H2O2 = 1020 mg L−1, H2O2/Fe2+ molar ratio = 3, agitation rate = 400 rpm and reaction time = 120 minutes. The results highlighted that stepwise addition of Fenton’s reagent was more effective than adding the entire volume in a single step. Excessive hydrogen peroxide and iron have shown scavenging effects on hydroxyl radicals and reduced degradation of refractory organics in the landfill leachate.

Item Type:Citation Index Journal
Impact Factor:1.002
Uncontrolled Keywords:Semi-aerobic leachate, advanced oxidation processes, Fenton oxidation, COD, color.
Subjects:T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
Departments / MOR / COE:Departments > Civil Engineering
ID Code:1360
Deposited By: Assoc Prof Dr Mohamed Hasnain Isa
Deposited On:21 Apr 2010 07:15
Last Modified:19 Jan 2017 08:24

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