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Study of naphthalene degradation using advanced oxidation technologies

Grant number: 11/17674-9
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): December 01, 2011
Effective date (End): November 30, 2012
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Chemical Engineering - Chemical Technology
Principal Investigator:Valquiria de Campos
Grantee:Cintia Akemi Kadowaki
Home Institution: Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus Experimental de Sorocaba. Sorocaba , SP, Brazil

Abstract

Various technologies have been studied for the removal of subsurface organic compounds, including processes based on biological oxidation by microorganisms, or even by the method of natural attenuation. The specificity of a diesel oil contamination lies in the fact that diesel oil consists of a mixture of total petroleum hydrocarbons, including polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) such as naphthalene. In this context, the treatment of recalcitrant organic pollutants by advanced oxidation processes has proved to be a very promising alternative. Therefore, the main objective of this project is to evaluate the potential of an advanced oxidation process (pseudo-Fenton) for the remediation of iron-rich clayey soil contaminated with naphthalene.