Removal of organic and inorganic (phenolic and iron compound) pollutants from wastewater using DBD cold plasma reactor

Ratu Anissa Cahyani, Yulia Endah Permata, Eva Fathul Karamah, Setijo Bismo

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Abstract

Pheolic compounds, including phenol and DCP (2,4-Dichlorophenol), are one of the most toxic compounds commonly found in chemical, pharmaceutical, textile, and petrochemical industrial wastes. This compound has been considered a great potential risk for the environment and human health. Previous studies have shown that it can be removed from industrial wastes by several biological and physical-chemical methods such as chemical adsorption and oxidation techniques, however, these methods are still considered to possess distinctive disadvantages. This is the first study to employ the use of a prototype of cold plasma Dielectric Barrier Discharge (DBD) reactor, with a coaxial configuration. The purpose of this study was to investigate the degradation process of phenolic compounds, obtained from synthetic wastewater into a simpler compound. The performance of the DBD plasma reactor and the effects of various parameters, such as air flow rates 2 - 2.5 L/min and water flow rates 50 - 100 mL/min, combination with ozonation, and the presence of iron in treated wastewater have been investigated. The results showed the DBD plasma reactor was successfully removed phenol as a water pollutant, achieving 98% efficiency with a combination of ozonation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 5th International Symposium on Applied Chemistry 2019
EditorsOsi Arutanti, Ahmad Randy, Muhammad Arifuddin Fitriady
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9780735419223
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 19 Nov 2019
Event5th International Symposium on Applied Chemistry 2019, ISAC 2019 - Bumi Serpong Dama (BSD) City, Tangerang, Indonesia
Duration: 23 Oct 201924 Oct 2019

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume2175
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Conference

Conference5th International Symposium on Applied Chemistry 2019, ISAC 2019
CountryIndonesia
CityBumi Serpong Dama (BSD) City, Tangerang
Period23/10/1924/10/19

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