Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Optimization of TiO2 photocatalyst in an advanced oxidation process for the treatment of landfill leachate
by Youngman, Frank, M.S., Florida Atlantic University, 2013, 204; 1523459
Abstract (Summary)

Since the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) began requiring landfills to implement a leachate collection system in 1991, the proper disposal of leachate has become a growing concern. The potential toxicity of landfill leachate will contaminate groundwater and soil if not managed properly. Research has been made in efforts to manage leachate in a cost-effective, single treatment process. Photocatalytic oxidation is an advanced oxidation process (AOP) which has shown ability to reduce toxicity of an array of leachate constituents including organics, inorganics and heavy metals. The purpose of this manuscript is to scale up the batch scale study of TiO2 photocatalytic degradation of leachate utilizing a pilot scale falling film reactor. In this research project, the use of UV/TiO2 for the removal of chemical oxygen demand (COD), ammonia, alkalinity and color will be studied in order to optimize catalyst dosage, determine pH effects and reaction kinetics and develop preliminary cost estimates.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Meeroff, Daniel
Commitee: Bloetscher, Frederick, Scarlatos, Panagiotis
School: Florida Atlantic University
Department: Civil, Environmental, and Geomatics Engineering
School Location: United States -- Florida
Source: MAI 52/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Civil engineering, Environmental science, Environmental engineering
Publication Number: 1523459
ISBN: 978-1-303-22729-5
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