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Photocatalytic oxidation (PCO) is a promising technology for purification of biological pretreated wastewater or destruction of non-biodegradable compounds. For this reason PCO has been investigated as a last step of purification of biologically pre-treated paper-mill effluents. The influence of the parameters pH, TiO2-modification, TiO2-concentration,(More)
Iodized X-ray contrast media (XRC) for medical applications are responsible for the high concentration of AOX (halogenated organic compounds adsorbable on activated carbon) in hospital wastewater exceeding the legal German discharge limit. The refractory properties of these substances lead to an accumulation in the natural waterbody. The elimination of(More)
  • A Vogelpohl
  • 2007
As Advanced Oxidation Processes (AOPs) are based on radical reactions that are very fast, non-selective and can completely oxidise substances, they have great potential for the removal of non-biodegradable pollutants from municipal and industrial wastewater. However, although there has been much progress in understanding AOPs, most work has been limited to(More)
The mass transfer rate (kLa) is one of the most important parameters in the ozonation of wastewater, because it frequently constitutes the rate-determining step. This study investigated the influence of kLa on the ozonation of glass fiber wastewater using a high-performance jet loop reactor (HJLR), which is well known for its high mass transfer property,(More)
The different methods of multicomponent distillation of ideal mixtures like simple distillation, reversible distillation or distillation in plate-or packed-columns including the effect of mass transfer may be described by a set of the same fundamental equation. The fundamental equation contains the highest boiling, the lowest boiling and one intermediate(More)
Photocatalysis is a promising technology for the purification of pretreated wastewaters in sun-rich countries if an economically applicable reactor system is available. Within this project the catalyst separation as an essential process step of suspended reactor systems was investigated. For the separation of suspended catalyst a sedimentation basin with(More)
A newly developed aerated cascade photoreactor (ACP), based on a non-concentrating suspension photoreactor, combines the advantages of a cascade with the increased mass-transfer and the use of oxygen from air as an oxidizing agent in a bubble column. Systematic studies of the limiting hydrodynamic conditions in the ACP and the solid/liquid-separation of the(More)
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