Author(s): Chamarro E, Marco A, Esplugas S, Chamarro E, Marco A, Esplugas S, Chamarro E, Marco A, Esplugas S
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Abstract Fenton reagent has been used to test the degradation of different organic compounds (formic acid, phenol, 4-chlorophenol, 2,4-dichlorophenol and nitrobenzene) in aqueous solution. A stoichiometric coefficient for the Fenton reaction was found to be 0.5 mol of organic compound/mol of hydrogen peroxide, except for the formic acid where a value of approximately one was obtained (due to the direct formation of carbon dioxide). The treatment eliminates the toxic substances and increases the biodegradability of the treated water (measured as the ratio BOD5/COD). Biodegradability is attained when the initial compound is removed.
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