Effects of Temperature and Photocatalysts on Removal of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) from Automotive Industry Sludge


Karaca G., TAŞDEMİR Y.

Polycyclic Aromatic Compounds, vol.33, no.4, pp.380-395, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 33 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/10406638.2013.782880
  • Journal Name: Polycyclic Aromatic Compounds
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.380-395
  • Keywords: diethyl amine, temperature, TiO2, treatment sludge, UV, SEWAGE-SLUDGE, SOIL SURFACES, ORGANOCHLORINE PESTICIDES, CONTAMINATED SOILS, MUNICIPAL SLUDGE, DEGRADATION, PHOTODEGRADATION, PYRENE, TIO2, SUNLIGHT
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

This study was carried out to investigate the removability of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) compounds existed in automotive industry treatment sludge. The impacts of temperature, UV, titanium dioxide (TiO2), and diethyl amine (DEA) were studied in a controlled device which was specifically designed for this study. Sludge samples were collected from the treatment plant of an automotive manufacturing facility in Bursa, Turkey. The ∑10 PAH concentration value in the sludge was 4480 ± 1450 ng/g dry matter (DM). ∑10 PAH removal ratio was 30% at 37°C without UV irradiation. Moreover, the PAH content in the sludge was reduced up to 65% through applying UV irradiation. This figure reached 100% by using photo-catalysts (TiO2 or DEA) at the rate of 20% of the DM of the sludge. © 2013 Copyright Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.