Degradation of aqueous Disperse Orange 25 by supercritical water oxidation

Sogut O. O., AKGÜN M.

FRESENIUS ENVIRONMENTAL BULLETIN, vol.17, pp.864-871, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.864-871
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Oxidation of aqueous solutions of CI Disperse Orange 25 was studied in a continuous flow reactor that was operated between 400 and 600 degrees C at a fixed pressure of 25 MPa. The dye total organic carbon (TOC) concentrations were in the range of 35.0 and 174.8 mmolL(-1) in the feed stock solution. Hydrogen peroxide (H(2)O(2)) was used as an oxygen source and the oxidant concentrations were between 147 and 735 mmolL(-1) in the feed stock solution. The results demonstrated that the supercritical water oxidation process decreases the TOC up to 99.96% in very short reaction times (at residence times of 4-12 s). According to the wastewater and oxidant concentrations, the global rate expression was regressed from the complete set of data. As a result of regression analysis, the pseudo first-order global rate expression according to the wastewater concentration was determined with an activation energy of 40.181 (+/- 1.1) kJmol(-1) and a pre-exponential factor of 218.7 (+/- 2.1) s(-1) to a 95% confidence level.