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In the work described here the technical and economic feasibilities of three Advanced Oxidation Processes (AOPs) have been studied: Conductive-Diamond Electrochemical Oxidation (CDEO), Ozonation and Fenton oxidation. The comparison was made by assessing the three technologies with synthetic wastewaters polluted with different types of organic compounds and(More)
The inactivation kinetics of Lactobacillus plantarum was studied in orange-carrot juice using high intensity pulsed electric fields. The results indicated that under the treatment conditions applied, 28.6, 32.0, and 35.8 kV/cm and treatment times ranging from 10.2 to 46.3 micros, the inactivation of L. plantarum obtained was up to 2.5 decimal reductions.(More)
The effect of different concentrations of L-alanine on the germination kinetics of a strain of Bacillus cereus isolated from liquid egg after heat shock during sporulation was studied. Germination at 30 degrees C and was followed by spectrophotometry. The higher the concentration of L-alanine within the range 100-1 mM the faster was the germination(More)
The electrochemical oxidation of aqueous wastes polluted with hydroquinone, resorcinol, or catechol on boron-doped diamond electrodes has been studied. The complete mineralization of the organic waste has been obtained independently of the nature of each isomer. No aromatic intermediates were found during the treatment, and solely aliphatic intermediates(More)
The kinetics of Lactobacillus plantarum inactivation by pulsed electric fields (PEF) was studied in two different growth stages (exponential and stationary), but in the same reference medium (0.6% peptone water). Electric field intensity and treatment time varied from 20 to 28 kV/cm and 30 to 240 micros, respectively. The experimental data showed that cells(More)
In this work, the treatment of an actual industrial waste with three advanced oxidation processes (AOP) has been studied: conductive-diamond electrooxidation (CDEO), ozonation and Fenton oxidation. The wastewater comes from olive-oil mills (OMW) and contains a COD of nearly 3000 mg dm(-3). CDEO allowed achieving the complete mineralization of the waste with(More)
In this study, three technologies classified as Advanced Oxidation Processes (Conductive-Diamond Electrochemical Oxidation (CDEO), ozonation and Fenton oxidation) have been compared to treat wastes produced in fermentation processes, and characterized by a significant color and a high organic load. Results of CDEO seem to strongly depend on the addition of(More)
The electrochemical oxidation of several phenolic aqueous wastes has been studied using a bench-scale plant with a single-compartment electrochemical flow cell. Boron-doped diamond materials were used as the anode. Complete mineralization of the waste was obtained in the treatment of phenols not substituted with chlorine or nitrogen. Chlorinated phenolic(More)
In this work, it has been studied the use of conductive-diamond electrochemical oxidation (CDEO) as a refining technology to assure the quality of the effluents of door manufacturing processes (DMP). To do this, the raw effluents of these factories have been treated by a combination of physicochemical, biological and CDEO treatments. CDEO was found to be a(More)
Removal of diesel from spiked kaolin has been studied in the laboratory using coupled electrokinetic soil flushing (EKSF) and bioremediation through an innovative biological permeable reactive barriers (Bio-PRBs) positioned between electrode wells. The results show that this technology is efficient in the removal of pollutants and allows the soil to(More)