2, 4-Dichlorophenol Removal from Aqueous Solution by Continuous Using of UV-LED/TiO2 Photocatalytic Process

Document Type : Research Paper


1 MSc Student in Environmental Health Engineering, Faculty of Health, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran

2 Assoc. Prof., Department of Environmental Health Engineering, Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Faculty of Health, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran


2, 4-Dichlorophenol is one of the most common and abundant pollutants widely found in various industrial effluent. The obvious effect of this organic compound on health and environment depends on enhancing the degradation efficiency of this aqueous pollutant before wastewater being discharged into the receiving water. Therefore, in this study, removal of 2, 4-dichlorophenol from aqueous solution was investigated through using UV-LED/TiO2 process. In this experimental study, removal of 2, 4-DCP in the presence of TiO2 by using UV-LED in a bench scale reactor was examined. The effects of operational parameters such as pH (3-11), initial concentration of 2, 4-DCP (50-200mg/L), TiO2 concentration (0.003-0.025mol/L) and ionic strength were evaluated. The results indicated that removal of 2, 4-DCP was influenced by different operational parameters. The highest 2, 4-DCP removal rate were obtained at pH=3 by adding 0.012 mol/L of TiO2 to solution with an initial concentration of 50mg/L of 2, 4-DCP which more than 95.82% of 2, 4-DCP was removed. While UV-LED and TiO2 were used separately, the 2, 4-DCP removal efficiency was 32.11% and 36.56%, respectively. Also, the results indicated that maximum COD removal rate was 71.5% in optimum condition and also indicated lack of impact on ionic strength changes for removal of organic material. The results indicated that combined TiO2/UV-LED process in optimal conditions can be used as a new technology for treatment of various industrial wastewater containing 2, 4-DCP.


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