A Critical Review of Integrated Advanced Oxidation Processes: Assessment of Process Synergism
Robert W. Peters, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 1075 13th Street South, Birmingham, AL 35294-4440 and M. P. Sharma, Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY 82071.
This investigation addresses the process interactions from use of advanced oxidation processes (AOPs) in combination with other unit treatment operations (such as other AOPs, biological operations, air stripping, etc.). AOPs considered include: Fenton's reagent, ultraviolet light (UV), ozone (O3), hydrogen peroxide, sonication/acoustic cavitation, among others. A critical review of the technical literature has been performed, and the data has been analyzed in terms of the processes being additive, synergistic, or antagonistic. Predictions based upon of the individual unit operations are made and compared against the behavior of the combination unit operations.