Hubert Debellefontaine

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Aqueous wastes containing organic pollutants can be eciently treated by wet air oxidation (WAO), i.e. oxidation (or combustion) by molecular oxygen in the liquid phase, at high temperature (200±325 C) and pressure (up to 175 bar). This method is suited to the elimination of special aqueous wastes from the chemical industry as well as to the treatment of(More)
In this study ozone and the H2O2/O3 oxidation system are used to decolorize aqueous solutions of Orange II (Or-II) and Acid Red 27 (AR-27). Investigations are carried out in a semi-batch bubble column reactor. A system of series-parallel reactions is proposed to describe the mechanism of dye oxidation. The stoichiometric ratio for the first reaction is(More)
Azo dye ozonation was carried in a semi-batch reactor to evaluate both the molecular and radical contributions of ozone on the dye decay. From two mass balance equations, the simultaneous determination of mass transfer, self-decomposition and solubility parameters of ozone were determined; thus establishing the steady state conditions in the experimental(More)
Wet oxidation in subcritical conditions is a new alternative to usual routes for sewage sludge treatment and it complies with environmental standards. The paper presents tests carried out on a batch reactor and on a continuous pilot unit, treating municipal sewage sludge. A method is proposed that shows that the oxidation efficiency in a continuous reactor(More)
There is growing concern about the problems of waste elimination. We should consider our environment as being borrowed from future generations and refrain from leaving a legacy of problems we are not able to solve. Various oxidation techniques are suited for the elimination of organic aqueous wastes, but because of the environmental drawbacks of(More)
Removal of bio-recalcitrant and toxic compounds from wastewaters has been a major objective of industrial manufacturers for a few years. Due to the potential risk toward public health, regulations are becoming increasingly strict and classical treatments like biological treatments are not efficient. Other techniques such as incineration, oxidation or(More)
Aqueous wastes containing organic pollutants can be efficiently treated by wet air oxidation (WAO), i.e. oxidation by molecular oxygen in the liquid phase, under high temperature (200-325 degrees C) and pressure (up to 150 bar). However, organic nitrogen can be relatively resistant to oxidation and can be harmful to the environment. In the course of(More)
This work investigates the oxidation of nitrobenzene (NB) by ozone in the presence of faujasite zeolite. Experiments were carried out in a gas-liquid-solid reactor were ozone transfer and NB oxidation took place at the same time. Three configurations of the reactor were compared: empty, filled with inert glass beads and filled with faujasite pellets. First,(More)
Various situations observed when oxidizing organic compounds via ozone in a semi-batch reactor are illustrated. The resistance to the transfer of ozone from gas to liquid is accounted for using the film model. The mass balances are numerically solved simultaneously within the reactor and within the film to produce time dependent profiles of concentrations,(More)
Wet oxidation (WO) in subcritical conditions is a new alternative to usual routes for sewage sludge treatment that complies with environmental standards. This paper presents tests carried out using a batch reactor and continuous pilot and industrial units, treating municipal sewage sludge. The main products after oxidation are CO2, water, VFA and ammonia.(More)
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