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Study of advanced oxidation using sintered sewage sludge

Grant number: 11/19448-6
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): January 01, 2012
Effective date (End): December 31, 2012
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Chemical Engineering - Chemical Technology
Principal Investigator:Leandro Cardoso de Morais
Grantee:Natasha Cristina Vieira da Silva
Home Institution: Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus Experimental de Sorocaba. Sorocaba , SP, Brazil


Degradation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) present in commercial diesel fuel will be studied by applying the technology of advanced oxidation process with Fenton's reagent, using a sewage sludge sintered at high temperature with high content of iron oxides in his composition as the reaction medium. The system uses pseudo-Fenton concentration of Fe, even in the form of oxides, with the addition of hydrogen peroxide. In this particular case, the presence of ferric species, such as oxides, allows the application of Fenton systems, can be effective for the remediation of these complex matrix in sintered sludge.