Enhanced photo-degradation of contaminants in petroleum refinery wastewater.

@article{Stepnowski2002EnhancedPO,
  title={Enhanced photo-degradation of contaminants in petroleum refinery wastewater.},
  author={Piotr Stepnowski and Ewa Maria Siedlecka and Peter Behrend and Bernd Jastorff},
  journal={Water research},
  year={2002},
  volume={36 9},
  pages={2167-72}
}
In order to rise efficiency of the wastewater treatment in a refinery plant, several oxidation experiments were done, testing their applicability as an additional pretreatment method. The influence of treatment with low concentrations of H2O2 combined with stirring and UV light on degradation of organic compounds present in the refinery wastewater was studied. Oxidation of the total petroleum hydrocarbons occurs at relatively low concentrations of H2O2, additional UV irradiation slightly… CONTINUE READING

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