Treatment of trichlorophenol by catalytic oxidation process

Wei Chu, C. K. Law

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The oxidation of 2,4,6-trichlorophenol (TCP) by ferrous-catalyzed hydrogen peroxide was quantified and modeled in the study. TCP was effectively degraded by hydroxyl radicals that were generated by Fe(II)/H2O2in the oxidation process. The oxidation capacity (OC) of the process depends on the concentrations of oxidant (hydrogen peroxide) and oxidative catalyst (ferrous ion). Up to 99.6% of TCP removal can be achieved in the process, provided the doses of Fe(II) and H2O2are selected correctly. The OC of the process was successfully predicted through a kinetic approach in a two-stage model with some simple and measurable parameters, which makes the model useful for predicting, controlling and optimizing the catalyzed oxidation process in the degradation of TCP.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2339-2346
Number of pages8
JournalWater Research
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2003


  • Catalytic
  • Ferrous
  • Model
  • Oxidation
  • Peroxide
  • Trichlorophenol

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecological Modelling
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Waste Management and Disposal
  • Pollution


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