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Decolourisation of reactive dyestuff using Fenton's reagent

Aris, Azmi and Sharratt, Paul N. (2005) Decolourisation of reactive dyestuff using Fenton's reagent. Jurnal Kejuruteraan Awam, 17 (2). pp. 1-17. ISSN 0128-0147

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The behaviour of Fenton's Reagent (FR) system in decolourising Reactive Black 5 (RB5) was investigated. It was observed that the system is capable to decolourise 0.2 mM RB5 within a reasonable time with most decolourisation occurred in the first minute. The performance of the process is greatly affected by the reagent dosage. The best dosages of peroxide and Fe2+ were 7 mM and 1 mM, respectively. The best H202:Fe2+:dye molar ratio was 35:5:1. The dye was also found to enhance the decomposition of the peroxide. This suggests the possibility of Fe3+7Fe2+ `redox-recycled' as experienced in a Hamilton-like system favouring the use of FR process for the degradation of the dye.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Fenton 's reagent, reactive dyestuff dyeing wastewater
Subjects:T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions:Civil Engineering
ID Code:8287
Deposited By: Zalinda Shuratman
Deposited On:21 Apr 2009 02:45
Last Modified:19 Jul 2012 07:38

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