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Effect of dissolved oxygen on activated carbon uptake

Abuzaid, Nabil Said (1993) Effect of dissolved oxygen on activated carbon uptake. PhD thesis, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals.

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Isotherm studies on phenolics show a 20-115% increase in uptake due to the presence of oxygen in the test environment, with the additional uptake increasing with decreasing equilibrium concentrations. The same phenomenon is found when oxidizing agents such as hydrogen peroxide and potassium permanganate are used. Equilibrium data show no such effect on aliphatics. Uptake of domestic and industrial wastewater improve similarly. A mathematical model which incorporates the observed reactions with adsorption is formulated. In that model the reaction is assumed to be first order with respect to the capacity and not limited by dissolved oxygen existence.



Item Type:Thesis (PhD)
Date:September 1993
Date Type:Completion
Subjects:Civil Engineering
Divisions:College Of Engineering Sciences > Civil Engineering Dept
Creators:Abuzaid, Nabil Said
Committee Advisor:Nakhla, Girgis F.
Committee Members:Loughlin, Kevin F. and Allayla, Rashid I. and Osei-Twum, E. Y. and Farooq, Shaukat
ID Code:9607
Deposited By:KFUPM ePrints Admin
Deposited On:22 Jun 2008 16:44
Last Modified:25 Apr 2011 09:12

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