Coke plant wastewater (CPW) is an intractable chemical wastewater, and it contains many toxic pollutants. This article presents the results of research on a semi-industrial adsorption method of coking wastewater treatment. As a sorbent, the coking coal (CC) was a dozen times less expensive than active carbon. The treatment was conducted within two scenarios, as follows: (1) adsorption after biological treatment of CPW with CC at 40 g L−1; the chemical oxygen demand (COD) removal was 75.66%, and the concentration was reduced from 178.99 to 43.56 mg L−1; (2) given an adsorption by CC of 250 g L−1 prior to the biological treatment of CPW, the eliminations of COD and phenol were 58.08% and 67.12%, respectively. The CC that adsorbed organic pollution and was returned to the coking system might have no effect on both coke oven gas and coke.
Research Article|April 30 2015
Organic pollution removal from coke plant wastewater using coking coal
Lihui Gao, Shulei Li, Yongtian Wang, Hao Sun; Organic pollution removal from coke plant wastewater using coking coal. Water Sci Technol 1 July 2015; 72 (1): 158–163. doi: https://doi.org/10.2166/wst.2015.197
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