Gholamreza Moussavi

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Mixtures of airborne toluene and o-xylene, two relatively recalcitrant volatile organic compounds (VOCs), were treated effectively using integrated UV-biofiltration. The set-up consisted of a biofilter receiving UV-pretreated stream and a reference biofilter receiving no pretreatment. Experimental conditions included UV fluences of 6 and 12 mJcm(-2) as well(More)
In this study, the performance of a moving-bed sequencing batch reactor (MSBR) that removes phenol from wastewater is presented. The effects of phenol concentration (50-3325 mg L(-1)), filling time (0-4 h) and aerating time (4-18 h) on the performance of the MSBR are given in terms of phenol and COD removal efficiencies. Moreover, the effect of the moving(More)
This work introduces a biochar as novel catalyst prepared from the pistachio hull, and demonstrates its catalytic potential for degrading the reactive red 198 (RR198) dye in catalytic ozonation processes (COPs). The prepared pistachio hull biochar (PHB) was a macroporous, basic material with low specific surface area. PHB had the greatest catalytic(More)
The effectiveness of the catalytic ozonation process (COP) with a GAC catalyst was assessed based on the degradation and COD removal of phenol from the saline wastewater, as compared with the single ozonation process (SOP). The COP attained a much higher level of phenol degradation compared to the SOP. The influence of several variables was investigated,(More)
A novel moving-bed sequential continuous-inflow reactor (MSCR) was developed and investigated for the degradation of high concentrations of phenol and formaldehyde. Results indicated the MSCR could simultaneously remove greater than 99% of the target compounds for concentrations up to 1300 mgL⁻¹ each (corresponding to the loading rate of 1.04 kgm⁻³d⁻¹), and(More)
This paper presents the results of a bench-scale biotrickling filter (BTF) on the removal of ammonia gas from a waste stream using a simultaneous nitrification/denitrification (SND) process. It was found that the developed BTF could completely remove 100 ppm ammonia from a waste stream, with an empty bed retention time of 60 s and 98.4% nitrogen removal(More)
In the present investigation, a porous MgO powder was synthesized and tested for the removal of dyes from aqueous solution. The size of the MgO particles was in the range of 38-44 nm, with an average specific surface area of 153.7 m(2)/g. Adsorption of reactive blue 19 and reactive red 198 was conducted to model azo and anthraquinone dyes at various MgO(More)
The catalytic advanced oxidation process (CAOP) of O(3)/MgO/H(2)O(2) was integrated with a sequencing batch reactor (SBR) system to completely treat concentrated formaldehyde wastewater, demonstrating that this combination is an effective method for treating such wastewaters. The influence of several operational variables--including pH, MgO powder dosage,(More)
Many waste materials have been evaluated for their efficacy in removing different classes of contaminants from water and wastewater in order to improve the cost-effectiveness of adsorption. In the present study, pistachio green hull wastes were investigated as a potential adsorbent for the removal of cyanide from a synthetic wastewater. The effects of a(More)
The effect of ozonation catalyzed with MgO/granular activated carbon (MgO/GAC) composite as a pretreatment process on the performance of cyclic rotating-bed biological reactor (CRBR) for the catechol removal from wastewater has been investigated. CRBR with acclimated biomasses could efficiently remove catechol and its related COD from wastewater at organic(More)