Optimization of factors affecting the application of Fenton process in sofa and detergent wastewater treatment


Hamzeali Jamali 1 , Kavoos Dindarloo 2 , * , Hamidreza Ghaffari 3 , Zohreh Kheradpishe 3 , Ahmad Nikpay 1

1 Assisstant Professor Department of Health, Qazvin University of Medical Sciences, Qazvin, Iran.

2 Assisstant Professor Department of Health, Environmental an Occupational Health Engineering Research Center, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran.

3 Instructor Department of Health, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran.

How to Cite: Jamali H, Dindarloo K, Ghaffari H, Kheradpishe Z, Nikpay A. Optimization of factors affecting the application of Fenton process in sofa and detergent wastewater treatment, Hormozgan Med J. 2013 ; 17(4):e88187.


Hormozgan Medical Journal: 17 (4); e88187
Published Online: September 22, 2012
Article Type: Research Article
Received: May 10, 2012
Accepted: September 22, 2012




Introduction: Most commercial surfactants used for cleaning (as detergents) are part of
xezenbiotic compounds. These compounds and products due to its toxic effects on aquatic
organisms may interfere with hormonal system and consequently change the echo system.
Since the biodegradation of those compounds are weak, ordinary methods are unable to
break down conventional purification. Therefore, the study on the efficiency of Fenton
oxidation process and optimization of the effective factors on industrial wastewater treatment
detergents was investigated.
Methods: This is an experimental study which was carried out on samples of detergent
industri waste water. Ph level, duration, concentration of hydrogen peroxide, concentration
of Iron sulfate of the samples were investigated. Using one-factor experiment plans, each
factor separately with three time repeat and 95% confidence interval. The experiments were
conducted based on Standard method book on water and wastewater, the data analysis was
done using SPSS 11 and EXEL Software.
Results: Results showed that efficacy of contamination removal was 70% and BOD to
COD ratio increased from 0.2 to 0.6. Statistical analysis showed that PH, contact time, Iron
sulfate concentration, and hydrogen peroxide are all effective factors (P<0.001) and their
optimum levels are 3, 90 minutes, 90 mg/L, and 70 mg/L, respectively.
Conclusion: The process of advanced Fenton treatment based on production of very active
radicals of hydroxyl, as a new emerging technology, can be efficient for industrial
wastewater pre-treatment which contains substances resistant to biodegradation.


Fenton – Surfactant - Industrial Wastewater

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