A Kinetic Model for the degradation of DichIoroacetic Acid and Formic Acid in Water Employing the H2O2/UV Process

Authors
Mariani, Melisa Lourdes; Brandi, Rodolfo Juan; Cassano, Alberto Enrique; Zalazar, Cristina Susana
Publication Year
2013
Language
English
Format
article
Status
Published version
Description
A kinetic model for the simultaneous degradation of dichloroacetic acid (DCAA) and formic acid (FA) has been developed. The oxidation is produced by the combination of hydrogen peroxide (HP) and UV (253.7 nm) radiation. A set of four equations, three differentials and one algebraic, represents the time evolution of the concentration of DCAA, FA, HP and hydrochloric acid (HCl), a measurable by-product. The model is based on a complete reaction mechanism, which comprises hydrogen peroxide photolysis and decomposition of dichloroacetic and formic acids. It takes into account the effect of non-uniform distribution of the local rate of absorbed photons. The mathematical model renders simulation results that agree with the experimental data. It was also shown that FA decays much faster than DCAA.
Fil: Mariani, Melisa Lourdes. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Centro Científico Tecnológico - CONICET- Santa Fe. Instituto de Desarrollo Tecnológico para la Industria Química (i); Argentina;
Fil: Brandi, Rodolfo Juan. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Centro Científico Tecnológico - CONICET- Santa Fe. Instituto de Desarrollo Tecnológico para la Industria Química (i); Argentina;
Fil: Cassano, Alberto Enrique. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Centro Científico Tecnológico - CONICET- Santa Fe. Instituto de Desarrollo Tecnológico para la Industria Química (i); Argentina;
Fil: Zalazar, Cristina Susana. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Centro Científico Tecnológico - CONICET- Santa Fe. Instituto de Desarrollo Tecnológico para la Industria Química (i); Argentina;
Subject
Kinetics
UV/H2O2 process
Mixture of dichloroacetic and formic acids
Modeling
Química Analítica
Ciencias Químicas
CIENCIAS NATURALES Y EXACTAS
Access level
Restricted access
License
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/ar/
Repository
CONICET Digital (CONICET)
Institution
Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas
OAI Identifier
oai:ri.conicet.gov.ar:11336/1963