Advanced oxidation techniques are efficient processes to dispose of organic contaminants in industrial wastewater with low secondary pollution. The solution plasma technique was featured as an advanced oxidation technique with low secondary pollution and high efficiency. However, the solution plasma technique reported previously could only treat wastewater of less than 200 mL owing to the limited plasma generated by only one pair of electrodes. In this work, multiple pairs of electrodes were installed at the bottom of the reaction vessel to generate plasma for decomposing methylene blue trihydrate (MB) and methyl orange (MO) solutions with a batch amount of 18 L/batch. The solution plasma technique was compared with direct ozonation in decomposition of MB and MO wastewater. A surprising phenomenon is that MO was more readily decomposed than MB by using direct ozonation, whereas the removal of MO was too low, and MB was more readily decomposed than MO by using the solution plasma technique.
Highly efficient treatment of industrial wastewater by solution plasma with low environmental load
Long-fei Cai, Yun-ying Wu, Yun-hai Wu, Siro Yamauti, Nagahiro Saito; Highly efficient treatment of industrial wastewater by solution plasma with low environmental load. Water Sci Technol 1 August 2013; 68 (4): 923–928. doi: https://doi.org/10.2166/wst.2013.321
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