Removing Organic Chemicals from Wastewater

Removing Organic Chemicals from Wastewater

Using Fenton’s Reagent

Fenton’s Reagent is a strong oxidizing reagent made of a solution of Hydrogen Peroxide and Ferrous Iron that acts as a catalyst. Fenton’s Reagent is used in industrial wastewater applications to destroy difficult-to-remove organic chemicals by oxidizing them into CO2 and water.

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Removing Organic Chemicals using Biological Processes

Using Biological Process

Biological processes are most commonly used in treating domestic sewage. In industrial applications, biological processes are less common, but may be applicable to your industrial wastewater. Bench scale testing of industrial wastewater is generally recommended as Industrial wastewater may contain chemicals that will inhibit the biological process. Click the learn more button below to read our detailed whitepaper on Removing Organic Chemicals from Wastewater Using Biological Process.

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Removing Organic Chemicals from Wastewater using Granular Activated Carbon (GAC)

Using Granular Activated Carbon

Granular Activated Carbon (GAC) is often used in polishing filters to remove trace amounts of organic chemicals in industrial wastewater. GAC can also be used to remove certain heavy metals such as Lead (Pb) and Cadmium (Cd). However, there are many manufactures of GAC and the adsorption capacity and affinity for each chemical of concern should be checked first to determine if GAC is feasible for your application.

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Removing Organic Chemicals from Wastewater

Using Organoclay

Organoclay is a chemically treated bentonite clay that is generally used to remove oils or oil-like substances from industrial wastewater by adsorption. Organoclay has a far greater capacity for oils than does GAC and is sometimes used as a pre-filter for GAC applications. Organoclay is used in canisters.

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