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Environmental Engineering Research 2012;17(4): 217-225. DOI: https://doi.org/10.4491/eer.2012.17.4.217
Treatability Evaluation of N-Hexadecane and 1-Methylnaphthalene during Fenton Reaction
Myung-Soo Chae1, Sung-Geun Woo2, Jae-Kyu Kang3, Sei-Dal Bae1, and Sang-Il Choi1
1Department of Environmental Engineering, Kwangwoon University, Seoul 139-701, Korea
2School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Yonsei University, Seoul 120-749, Korea
3Division of General Education, Kwangwoon University, Seoul 139-701, Korea
Corresponding Author: Sang-Il Choi ,Tel: +82-2-940-5183, Fax: +82-2-911-2033, Email: sichoi@kw.ac.kr
Received: May 4, 2012;  Accepted: December 3, 2012.
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In this study, the treatability of two target contaminants during the Fenton reaction, n-hexadecane and 1-methylnaphthalene, was evaluated as a function of the amounts of FeCl2 and H2O2 injected into open and closed reaction systems. In the Fenton reaction of nhexadecane and 1-methylnaphthalene, the mass recovery of the target contaminants was above 95% in the closed system. However, when the Fenton reaction was performed with high amounts of H2O2 and FeCl2 injected in the open system, a reduction of approximately 40% of the initial mass of 1-methylnaphthalene was observed. This trend may be explained by the unique physical properties of 1-methylnaphthalene, which has higher volatility than n-hexadecane. Further, this trend was well correlated with the rise in high temperature at the initial reaction stage. Considering the mass recovery of the two target contaminants, the reaction temperature, and the residual concentration of H2O2 at different amounts of FeCl2 and H2O2 injected, it can be suggested that the Fenton reaction should be performed with controlled conditions that can provide a suitable reaction environment between oxidant and contaminants.
Keywords: Fenton oxidation | N-hexadecane | 1-Methylnaphthalene | Petroleum | Soil
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