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LANDFILL LEACHATE TREATMENT BY ADVANCED ELECTROCHEMICAL OXIDATION PROCESS COUPLED WITH PRETREATMENTS

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2019
Abstract/Description:
Advanced electrochemical oxidation processes have emerged as a promising method for the destruction of persistent organic material in variable waste streams. Although the process has been successfully employed for wastewater treatment applications, high energy requirements, and the risk of formation of undesirable by-products may limit its application in the field of leachate treatment. This study focuses on the investigation of the feasibility of removing organics and ammonia by electrochemical oxidation coupled with ozone, Fenton or lime. Landfill leachate was treated by two different bench scale electrochemical oxidation reactors coupled with ozone oxidation, Fenton coagulation or lime precipitation. The electrochemical oxidation was conducted using a titanium anode coated with multi-metal oxides (MMO) at three-different current densities for different durations. Treatment performance was determined based on the removal of COD, ammonium-N, and turbidity. A three-level factorial design was established, and response surface methodology (RSM) was introduced to determine the optimum process parameters. The results suggest that the process can remove appreciable amounts of ammonium-N and COD in a very short time, demonstrating that the process is effective in rapidly degrading recalcitrant organics in leachate.
Title: LANDFILL LEACHATE TREATMENT BY ADVANCED ELECTROCHEMICAL OXIDATION PROCESS COUPLED WITH PRETREATMENTS.
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Name(s): Salek, Md Fahim, author
Meeroff, Daniel, Thesis advisor
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
College of Engineering and Computer Science
Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatics Engineering
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Date Created: 2019
Date Issued: 2019
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 122 p.
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Advanced electrochemical oxidation processes have emerged as a promising method for the destruction of persistent organic material in variable waste streams. Although the process has been successfully employed for wastewater treatment applications, high energy requirements, and the risk of formation of undesirable by-products may limit its application in the field of leachate treatment. This study focuses on the investigation of the feasibility of removing organics and ammonia by electrochemical oxidation coupled with ozone, Fenton or lime. Landfill leachate was treated by two different bench scale electrochemical oxidation reactors coupled with ozone oxidation, Fenton coagulation or lime precipitation. The electrochemical oxidation was conducted using a titanium anode coated with multi-metal oxides (MMO) at three-different current densities for different durations. Treatment performance was determined based on the removal of COD, ammonium-N, and turbidity. A three-level factorial design was established, and response surface methodology (RSM) was introduced to determine the optimum process parameters. The results suggest that the process can remove appreciable amounts of ammonium-N and COD in a very short time, demonstrating that the process is effective in rapidly degrading recalcitrant organics in leachate.
Identifier: FA00013343 (IID)
Degree granted: Thesis (M.S.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2019.
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): Includes bibliography.
Subject(s): Leachate--Purification
Electrochemistry
Oxidation
Fenton
Ozone
Lime
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Sublocation: Digital Library
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