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American Journal of Environmental Sciences
Year: 2008  |  Volume: 4  |  Issue: 6  |  Page No.: 602 - 607

Degradation of Corn Oil Wastes by Fenton Reaction and Under Mildly Basic Media in the Presence of Oxidants Assisted with Sun Light

Josefina Vergara Sanchez, usana Silva Martinez and Maria del Refugio Trejo Hernandez    

Abstract: The degradation of water soluble corn oil wastes was carried out by Fenton reaction and also under mildly basic media in the presence of oxidants, such as hydrogen peroxide and persulfate, assisted with solar light. The degradation efficiency was obtained by analysis of chemical oxygen demand, carbon dioxide and gas chromatography. Over 90% of both chemical oxygen demand abatement and carbon dioxide recovery was accomplished by Fenton reaction. The presence of oxidants during the photodegradation resulted in high chemical oxygen demand abatement of the oil waste with the disappearance of the majority of the initial fatty acids present in the oil waste before treatment.

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