Ozone (O3) has been used successfully in advanced wastewater treatment in paper mills, other sectors and municipalities. To solve the water problems of regions lacking fresh water, wastewater treated by advanced oxidation processes (AOPs) can substitute fresh water in highly water-consuming industries. Results of this study have shown that paper strength properties are not impaired and whiteness is slightly impaired only when reusing paper mill wastewater. Furthermore, organic trace compounds are becoming an issue in the German paper industry. The results of this study have shown that AOPs are capable of improving wastewater quality by reducing organic load, colour and organic trace compounds.
Reduction of organic trace compounds and fresh water consumption by recovery of advanced oxidation processes treated industrial wastewater
S. Bierbaum, H.-J. Öller, A. Kersten, A. Krivograd Klemenčič; Reduction of organic trace compounds and fresh water consumption by recovery of advanced oxidation processes treated industrial wastewater. Water Sci Technol 1 January 2014; 69 (1): 156–162. doi: https://doi.org/10.2166/wst.2013.569
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