Phenolic compounds are pollutants which have high toxicity and could be harmful to the environment even at low concentrations. The degradation of phenolic has been conducted by various methods including photocatalytic and ozonation. However, these methods require high costs and large energy. Therefore, plasma electrolysis by the Fenton reaction may be an alternative method for phenol degradation. The purpose of this study is to determine the optimum conditions for phenol degradation by adding Fe2+ ions. The result shows that the most effective phenol degradation was obtained by using an optimum power of 700 watts with an air injection flow rate of 0.2 L/min and addition Fe2+ 20 ppm ions for 30 min experiments. Based on these conditions, the concentration of phenol in waste was reduced to 0.425 mg/L and the highest percentage of phenol degradation (99.58%) was observed. The final phenol concentrations obtained in this study met the quality standards for clean water at a concentration of 1 mg/L as well as the quality standards for drinking water treatment at a concentration of 0.5 mg/L.
|Journal||IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering|
|Publication status||Published - 31 Dec 2020|
|Event||1st International Conference on Science and Technology for Sustainable Industry, ICSTSI 2020 - Banjarbaru, Indonesia|
Duration: 6 Aug 2020 → 7 Aug 2020