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.
|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|
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