Photochemical degradation and mineralization of phenol: a comparative study.

  title={Photochemical degradation and mineralization of phenol: a comparative study.},
  author={Ulusoy Bali and Ebru Cokay Catalkaya and F{\"u}sun Seng{\"u}l},
  journal={Journal of environmental science and health. Part A, Toxic/hazardous substances & environmental engineering},
  volume={38 10},
In this study, photochemical advanced oxidation processes (AOPs) utilizing the combinations of UV, UV/H2O2, and UV/H2O2/Fe2+ (Photo-Fenton process) were investigated in lab-scale experiments for the degradation and mineralization of phenol. The major parameters investigated were the initial phenol concentration, pH, hydrogen peroxide, and iron doses, and the effect of the presence of radical scavengers (PO4(-3), SO4(-2), and Cl- ions). It was observed that the phenol degradation efficiency… CONTINUE READING