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Economic evaluation of the photo-Fenton process. Mineralization level and reaction time: The keys for increasing plant efficiency.
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PMID:  21232848     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The use of the solar photo-Fenton process is proposed to degrade Paracetamol in water in order to form biodegradable reaction intermediates which can be finally removed with a downstream biological treatment. Firstly, biodegradability enhancement with photo-Fenton treatment time has been evaluated; the minimum mineralization level should be at least 18.6% where Paracetamol has been degraded and biodegradability efficiency is higher than 40%. 20mgL(-1) of Fe(2+) and 200mgL(-1) of H(2)O(2) were selected in a lab-scale study looking at Paracetamol's degradation rate and organic carbon mineralization rate. As a result of scaling up the process at a pilot plant, 157.5mgL(-1) of Paracetamol (∼1mM) was treated in 25min of photo-Fenton treatment achieving the desired biodegradability. A further economic evaluation shows how the proposed treatment strategy markedly increases plant efficiency, resulting in an 83.33% reduction in reagent cost and a 79.11% reduction in costs associated with reaction time. Total cost is reduced from 3.4502€/m(3) to 0.7392€/m(3).
L Santos-Juanes Jordá; M M Ballesteros Martín; E Ortega Gómez; A Cabrera Reina; I M Román Sánchez; J L Casas López; J A Sánchez Pérez
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2010-12-25
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of hazardous materials     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1873-3336     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2010 Dec 
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Created Date:  2011-1-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9422688     Medline TA:  J Hazard Mater     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Almería, 04120 Almería, Spain; CIESOL, Joint Centre of the University of Almería-CIEMAT, 04120 Almería, Spain.
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