This study was conducted to develop a kinetic model of the ozone/UV process by monitoring the trend of in-situ hydrogen peroxide formation. A specifically devised setup, which could continuously measure the concentration of hydrogen peroxide as low as 10 μg/L, was used. The kinetic equations, comprised of several intrinsic constants with semi-empirical parameters (kchain and kR3) were developed to predict the time varied residual ozone and hydrogen peroxide formed in situ along with the hydroxyl radical concentration at steady state,[OH°]'ss, in the ozone/UV process. The optimum ozone dose was also investigated at a fixed UV dose using the removal rate of UV absorbance at 254 nm (A254) in raw drinking water. The result showed that the continuous monitoring of hydrogen peroxide formed in situ in an ozone/ UV process could be used as an important tool to optimize the operation of the process.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Environmental Engineering
- Environmental Chemistry