The photocatalytic oxidation of 2,4-Dichlorophenol (DCP), using suspensions under solar radiation, has been studied at pilot-plant scale at the Plataforma Solar de Almerı´a (PSA). This compound is used as a model to demonstrate the practical application of the treatment. Total Organic Carbon (TOC) analysis is applied to confirm the total mineralization of the contaminants. The pilot plant has a volume of 247 L and consists of 9 of CPC modules (with transparent tubes) connected to a recirculation tank. DCP at 20, 50 and 200 mg/L is completely photodegraded in the presence of 200 mg/L of but mineralization is slow when organics concentration is small. The results obtained from these experiments have been used to decide the dimensions of a solar photocatalytic plant for treating wastewater contaminated with different concentration of DCP. Due to the slow kinetic obtained in the photodegradation last steps, a combination with GAC treatment is proposed. Besides, this article attempts to compare the advantages, disadvantages and costs of photocatalytic treatment, versus other more conventional technologies such as active carbon adsorption.
Treatment of 2,4-Dichlorophenol by Solar Photocatalysis: Comparison of Coupled Photocatalytic-Active Carbon vs. Active Carbon
Contributed by the Solar Energy Division of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers for publication in the ASME JOURNAL OF SOLAR ENERGY ENGINEERING. Manuscript received by the ASME Solar Energy Division, May 2000; final revision, Nov. 2000. Associate Editor: D. M. Blake.
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Malato, S., Blanco , J., Ferna´ndez-Iba´n˜ez , P., and Ca´ceres, J. (November 1, 2000). "Treatment of 2,4-Dichlorophenol by Solar Photocatalysis: Comparison of Coupled Photocatalytic-Active Carbon vs. Active Carbon ." ASME. J. Sol. Energy Eng. May 2001; 123(2): 138–142. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.1351814
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