The treatment of wastewaters by supercritical water oxidation

Sogut O. O., Yildirim E., AKGÜN M.

DESALINATION AND WATER TREATMENT, vol.26, pp.131-138, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.5004/dwt.2011.2122
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.131-138
  • Keywords: Supercritical water oxidation, Hydrothermal, Olive mill wastewater, Textile wastewater, Whey, Pesticide, Water reuse, WASTE-WATER, NANOFILTRATION, REMOVAL, REACTOR, SCWO
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, the treatment performance of SCWO process is evaluated on various industrial wastewaters such as textile dyehouse effluent; pesticide containing model wastewater; olive mill wastewater and cheese whey. These wastewaters have significant pollution potentials due to their high organic loads. The experiments were made under sub- and supercritical conditions in a continuous flow reactor, using H2O2 as the oxygen source. The removal efficiencies are evaluated in terms of total organic carbon concentrations (TOC). The results demonstrate that at various experimental conditions, SCWO provides high organic conversion yields up to 100% in very short reaction times within 30 s for each wastewater sample.