From ideal reactor concepts to reality: the novel drum reactor for photocatalytic wastewater treatment.
Bahnemann, Detlef W.
Robertson, Peter K. J.
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ADAMS, M., CAMPBELL, I., MCCULLAGH, C., RUSSELL, D., BAHNEMANN, D. W. and ROBERTSON, P. K. J., 2013. From ideal reactor concepts to reality: the novel drum reactor for photocatalytic wastewater treatment. International Journal of Chemical Reactor Engineering, 11 (2), pp. 621–632.
This article reports the development of a novel drum photocatalytic reactor for treating dye effluent streams. The parameters for operation including drum rotation speed, light source distance, catalyst loading 10 and H2O2 doping have been investigated using methylene blue as a model pollutant. Effluent can be generated by a number of domestic and industrial sources, including pharmaceutical, oil and gas, agricultural, food and chemical sectors. The work reported here proposes the appli- 15 cation of semiconductor photocatalysis as a final polishing step for the removal of hydrocarbons from effluents sources, initial studies have proved effective in removing residual hydrocarbons from the effluent.