Khani, Mohammad Reza and Kamarehei, Bahram and Kannan, Karthik and Ranandeh Kalankesh, Laleh (2020) OLIVE MILL WASTEWATER (OMW) TREATMENT BY HYBRID PROCESSES OF ELECTROCOAGULATION/CATALYTIC OZONATION AND BIODEGRADATION. Environmental Engineering and Management Journal.


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The olive oil extraction industry is one of the most polluting wastewaters from the food industry, which is considered an important economic activity in the world. The environmental effects of olive wastewater are related to chemical and organic loading, which is resistant to biodegradation processes. The purpose of this study was to determine the efficiency of combined electrocoagulation, catalytic ozonation, to reduce organic load and improve the biodegradability of olive oil sewage. The present study was experimental on a laboratory scale and was done at a batch reactor on actual olive wastewater. The electrocoagulation process was performed using Fe electrodes at a current density of 0.73, 0.5, 0.05� dm ⁄ ଶ. The optimal conditions for the electrocoagulation process were obtained at a flow rate of 0.5 � dm ⁄ ଶ for 45 min reaction time, so that the removal efficiency of TOC, COD, and turbidity was 75, 80 and 94%, respectively. Then the treated wastewater under these optimal conditions entered the catalytic ozonation process (COP) reactor. In the COP process, the TOC and COD concentrations reached 105 and 210 mg/L after 90 min (44% and 56% removal). Eventually, the effluent was introduced into the biology*ical reactor and the removal efficiency of COD and TOC were investigated. So, the amount of TOC and COD decreased from 105 and 210 mg/L to 22.3 mg/L and 37 mg/L, respectively. As a result, the overall efficiency of the EC/COP/SBR system in removing COD and TOC was 98.4% and 97.2%, respectively. The combination of these processes is very effective in comparison with other processes for the treatment of olive sewage.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences > School of Medicine
Depositing User: samira sepahvandy
Date Deposited: 14 Dec 2020 08:06
Last Modified: 14 Dec 2020 08:06
URI: http://eprints.lums.ac.ir/id/eprint/2453

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