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|Title:||Catalytic wet air oxidation of carboxylic acid present in wastewater|
Raghavendra, P V K
|Abstract:||Catalytic Wet Air Oxidation (CWAO) of acrylic acid, a representative of carboxylic acids, was carried out in a pressurized reactor at a partial pressure of air (4 kg/cm<sup>2</sup>) and temperature (140-180°C) to reduce the COD of wastewater containing acrylic acid. Catalysts tested include both homogeneous (CuSO<sub>4</sub> and FeSO<sub>4</sub>) and heterogeneous [Co: Bi (5:1) and Mn: Ce (1:1)] catalysts. Catalytic activity of Mn: Ce (1:1) at 5g/l was best with 86% COD reduction at 180°C and air partial pressure 4 kg/cm<sup>2</sup> in 6 h. Initial pH of the solution has strong effect on COD reduction. Reaction kinetics of wet air oxidation of acrylic acid fitted well a first order kinetics with respect to COD of acrylic acid. Catalysts activity was correlated in terms of the physical characteristics.|
|ISSN:||0975-1084 (Online); 0022-4456 (Print)|
|Appears in Collections:||JSIR Vol.65(10) [October 2006]|
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