CT&F - Ciencia, Tecnología y Futuro
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In this study, ozone efficiency on the treatment of wastewater contaminated with high amounts of spent caustic (byproduct from hydrocarbons sweetening processes), is evaluated. The type of feedstock, pH, gas/liquid ratio and influence of catalyst use, are analyzed, in addition to the contact system used for the experiments. As a main conclusion, the feasibility of ozone in the treatment of industrial residues was established, especially in wastewater with high phenol contents.
Keywords : ozone; spent caustic; phenol; chemical oxidation of pollutants.