Membrane-based ozonation of organic compounds

Purushottam V. Shanbhag, Asim K. Guha, Kamalesh K. Sirkar

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A silicone capillary membrane-based ozonator has been employed to destroy phenol, acrylonitrile, and nitrobenzene in wastewater. A mathematical model has been formulated based on Happel's 'Free Surface Model' to describe the simultaneous mass transfer and reaction of ozone and the respective organic pollutant for shell-side wastewater flow in the membrane ozonator. Experimental results for each pollutant show that conversion in the range of 0.8 at aqueous flow rates of 0.1 mL/min are possible for feed pollutant concentrations of around 100 ppm. The model was able to predict the reactor performances well.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4388-4398
Number of pages11
JournalIndustrial and Engineering Chemistry Research
Issue number11
StatePublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Chemistry
  • General Chemical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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