Treatability study of organic and colour removal in desizing/dyeing wastewater by UV/US system combined with hydrogen peroxide

P. C. Fung, Q. Huang, S. M. Tsui, Chi Sun Poon

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Treatability of a model dye, cuprophenyl yellow RL, in wastewater by the UV/H2O2/Ultrasonication (US) process was studied on a bench-scale UV/US combined reactor. The effects of pH, hydrogen peroxide dosage and US on the oxidation process were investigated, and the performance of the process on colour removal were evaluated. It was found that degradation of the dye followed a pseudo-first-order kinetic model at different pH and hydrogen peroxide dosages. The relationships between the rate constants and pH as well as hydrogen peroxide dosages were established.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)153-160
Number of pages8
JournalWater Science and Technology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 1999
EventProceedings of the 1998 4th International Symposium on Waste Management Problems in Agro-Industries - Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 23 Sep 199825 Sep 1998


  • Colour
  • Degradation kinetics
  • Dye
  • Dyeing wastewater
  • Treatability
  • UV/H O /US process 2 2

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Water Science and Technology

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