Wastewater Treatment Techniques—Advanced
Waste Water Treatment
Published Online: 15 APR 2005
Copyright © 2005 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
How to Cite
Valenzuela, M. A. 2005. Wastewater Treatment Techniques—Advanced. Water Encyclopedia. 1:871–876.
- Published Online: 15 APR 2005
All advanced oxidation processes are characterized by a common chemical feature: production of OH• radicals.
These radicals are suitable for achieving complete abatement and mineralization of pollutants. AOP usually operate at or close to ambient temperature and pressure. The potentialities offered by AOP can be exploited to integrate biological treatments by oxidative degradation of toxic substances, entering or leaving the biological stage. The usual two AOP are the Fenton process and photocatalysis.
- advance oxidation processes;
- fenton process;
- conducting polymers;
- membrane/sonication/wet oxidation;
- sorption by zeolites;
- supercritical water oxidation;
- ultrasonic irradiation