Synergistic bromothymol blue dye degradation with hydrodynamic cavitation and hydrogen peroxide (HC-H2O2)

Polyane Ribeiro Machado, Thiago Vinícius Ribeiro Soeira, Fausto de Souza Pagan, Geoffroy Roger Pointer Malpass, Julio Cesar de Souza Inácio Gonçalves, Deusmaque Carneiro Ferreira


This study assessed the degradation of bromothymol blue in a Venturi device based on a hybrid process that combines hydrodynamic cavitation (HC) and hydrogen peroxide (H2O2). A Rotatable Central Composite Design (RCCD) was used to optimize the following variables: pressure, reaction time and molar ratio of hydrogen peroxide. Degradation efficiencies were evaluated based on Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD) and color removals before and after Venturi treatment. Maximum COD (93.42%) and color (93.28%) removals were observed at 4.0 bar inlet pressure, at a treatment time of 25 minutes and at H2O2/effluent (dye) molar ratio of 30:1. The hydrodynamic cavitation/hydrogen peroxide system has great potential to remove normally recalcitrant organic pollutants.


advanced oxidation process, rotatable central composite design, Venturi


Revista Ambiente & Água. ISSN:1980-993X DOI:10.4136/1980-993X

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