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Temperature and air-water ratio influence on the air stripping of benzene, toluene and xylene

Abdullahi, Mohammed Evuti and Abu Hassan, Mohd. Ariffin and Noor, Zainura Zainon and Raja Ibrahim, Raja Kamarulzaman (2015) Temperature and air-water ratio influence on the air stripping of benzene, toluene and xylene. Desalination And Water Treatment, 54 (10). pp. 2832-2839. ISSN 1944-3994

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19443994.2014.903209

Abstract

Volatile organic compounds in water and wastewater can be removed using air stripping. The effects of temperature and air-water ratios on the air stripping of benzene, toluene and xylene (BTX) from wastewater have been examined at a temperature range of 30–50°C and air-water ratios of 20–100. Removal efficiencies of >99%, >93% and 93% for BTX, respectively, were obtained at 50°C and air-water ratios of 100. The removal efficiencies increase non-linearly with temperature and air-water flow ratio. The effects of increasing temperature on the removal efficiency were found to be more significant at temperatures between 30 and 35°C than at 45 and 50°C. The effects of increasing water-air ratios on the removal efficiency were more significant at air-water ratios of 20–60 than at 80–100. The results indicate that a high removal of BTX can be achieved by operating the air stripper at high temperature conditions even at relatively low air-water ratios and vice versa.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:A General Works
ID Code:58890
Deposited By: Haliza Zainal
Deposited On:04 Dec 2016 12:07
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