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Statistical Optimization of the Fenton Process for Treatment of Amoxicillin and Cloxacillin Antibiotic Aqueous Solution by Response Surface Methodology

Affam, A. C. and Chaudhuri, M. and Kutty, S. R. M. (2012) Statistical Optimization of the Fenton Process for Treatment of Amoxicillin and Cloxacillin Antibiotic Aqueous Solution by Response Surface Methodology. In: Proceedings 2012 International Conference on Civil, Offshore and Environmental Engineering. Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Bandar Seri Iskandar, 31750 Tronoh, Perak, Malaysia. ISBN 978-983-2271-77-2

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Abstract

Fenton treatment of amoxicillin and cloxacillin antibiotic aqueous solution was optimized using the central composite design (CCD) and response surface methodology (RSM). The optimum operating conditions which achieved 78.98, 72.96 and 81.18% removal of COD, TOC and NH3-N, respectively at pH 3 were H2O2/COD molar ratio 2.0, H2O2/Fe2+ molar ratio 76 and reaction time 90 min. Removal efficiency by model prediction and experimental validation were in close agreement (<0.4% error). Biodegradability (BOD5/COD ratio) improved from zero to 0.33, indicating that the treated antibiotic aqueous solution was amenable to biological treatment. FTIR spectra indicated degradation of the beta-lactam bond of the antibiotics.

Item Type:Book Section
Subjects:T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
Academic Subject One:Academic Department - Civil Engineering - Water and environment - Environmental - Wastewater treatment
Departments / MOR / COE:Departments > Civil Engineering
ID Code:9803
Deposited By: Prof Malay Chaudhuri
Deposited On:11 Jul 2013 00:08
Last Modified:19 Jan 2017 08:21

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