Simulation of hybrid trickle bed reactor-reverse osmosis process for the removal of phenol from wastewater
|Al-Obaidi, Mudhar A.A.R.
|Mujtaba, Iqbal M.
|Al-Obaidi MA, Jarullah AT, Kara-Zaitri C et al (2018) Simulation of hybrid trickle bed reactor-reverse osmosis process for the removal of phenol from wastewater. Computers & Chemical Engineering. 113: 264-273.
|Phenol and phenolic derivatives found in different industrial effluents are highly toxic and extremely harmful to human and the aquatic ecosystem. In the past, trickle bed reactor (TBR), reverse osmosis (RO) and other processes have been used to remove phenol from wastewater. However, each of these technologies has limitations in terms of the phenol concentration in the feed water and the efficiency of phenol rejection rate. In this work, an integrated hybrid TBR-RO process for removing high concentration phenol from wastewater is suggested and model-based simulation of the process is presented to evaluate the performance of the process. The models for both TBR and RO processes were independently validated against experimental data from the literature before coupling together to make the hybrid process. The results clearly show that the combined process significantly improves the rejection rate of phenol compared to that obtained via the individual processes.
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|Wastewater treatment; Integrated process; Trickle bed reactor; Reverse osmosis (RO); Phenol rejection; Modelling
|Simulation of hybrid trickle bed reactor-reverse osmosis process for the removal of phenol from wastewater