Degradation of Procion Red H-E7B reactive dye by coupling a photo-Fenton system with a sequencing batch reactor

Julia García-Montaño, Francesc Torrades, José A. García-Hortal, Xavier Domènech, José Peral

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Abstract

A bench-scale study combining photo-Fenton reaction with an aerobic sequencing batch reactor (SBR) to degrade a commercial homo-bireactive dye (Procion Red H-E7B, 250 mg l-1) was investigated. The photo-Fenton process was applied as a pre-treatment, avoiding complete mineralisation, just to obtain a bio-compatible water able to be treated by means of the SBR in a second step. In this sense, different Fenton reagent concentrations were assessed by following dye solution biodegradability enhancement (BOD5/COD), as well as the toxicity (EC50), DOC, colour (Abs543.5) and H2O2 evolution with photo-Fenton irradiation time. Obtained pre-treated solutions were biologically oxidized in a SBR containing non-acclimated activated sludge. Different hydraulic retention time (HRT) in the bioreactor were tested to attain the maximum organic load removal efficiency. Best results were obtained with 60 min of 10 mg l-1 Fe(II) and 125 mg l-1 H2O2 photo-Fenton pre-treatment and 1 day HRT in SBR. © 2005 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)220-229
JournalJournal of Hazardous Materials
Volume134
Issue number1-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jun 2006

Keywords

  • Advanced oxidation processes
  • Biodegradability enhancement
  • Organic removal
  • Photo-Fenton reaction
  • Sequencing batch reactor
  • Textile reactive dye

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