Removal of Pesticide from Water with Fenton-like Process: Effectiveness of a new heterogeneous catalyst (Fenton Benzeri Proses ile Sulardan Pestisit Giderimi: Yeni bir heterojen katalizörün etkinliğinin araştırılması)

Extensive utilization of pesticides in the form of herbicides, fungicides, insecticides result in surface water pollution through runoff from agricultural lands and urban discharges. Besides, their very low concentrations (μg/L or ng/L) in surface water bodies and in domestic wastewaters, removal of these pollutants in Wastewater Treatment Plants (WWTPs) are recommended due to being highly persistent, toxic, bio-accumulative and hence dangerous for aquatic ecosystems. Advanced oxidation processes (AOPs) are recognized as an efficient technique for the mineralization of these non-biodegradable pollutants. Fenton-like process is one of the AOPs, in which Fe+3 is used as a catalyst and H2O2 as an oxidant under limited pH range. Higher sludge is produced in AOPs, because of the difficulties in catalyst recycling. So, in recent years, efforts have been exerted towards the preparation of heterogeneous catalysts which could work at wider range of pH with a minimum sludge production and recycled catalysts. Therefore, the purpose of the proposed study is to test a new catalyst with indigenous zeolite mineral and compared with other heterogeneous catalyst available in market in terms of their effectiveness toward the removal of pesticides from wastewater via the Fenton like process.


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Citation Formats
F. B. Dilek, “Removal of Pesticide from Water with Fenton-like Process: Effectiveness of a new heterogeneous catalyst (Fenton Benzeri Proses ile Sulardan Pestisit Giderimi: Yeni bir heterojen katalizörün etkinliğinin araştırılması),” 2017. Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: