Degradation of Kappa-Casein In Aqueous Solutions by Pulsed Corona- Based High Oxidation Method: Further Studies

Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Exhibit Hall B (Minneapolis Convention Center)
Chinyere P. Mbachu1, Maria F. Ibaņez1, Tyler J. Cosby1, Dennis B. George2 and Pedro E. Arce1, (1)Chemical Engineering, Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, TN, (2)Center for the Management, Utilization, and Protection of Water Resources, Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, TN

One of the key physical parameters for successful degradation of humic acid, for the case of direct Pulsed Corona Discharges was determined to be the electrode-to-electrode gap. In this, we are texting this parameter in the degradation of kappa-casein and reporting results of its effects on degradation. Non-thermal high oxidation method, a novel oxidation technique based on localized electrical discharge has been used successfully to degrade high molecular weight organic compounds (dye solutions, humic acids and fulvic acids) before. In this research, a pulsed corona discharge was applied to reduce kappa-casein in aqueous solutions and the effects of pH, and frequency were investigated.

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