Comparison of non-catalytic and catalytic ozonation processes of three different aqueous single dye solutions with respect to powder copper sulfide catalyst

Pirgalioglu S., Ozbelge T. A.

APPLIED CATALYSIS A-GENERAL, vol.363, pp.157-163, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 363
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.apcata.2009.05.011
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.157-163
  • Keywords: Catalytic ozonation, Copper sulfide, Remazol Brilliant Blue-R (RBBR), Reactive Black-5 (RB-5), Acid Red-151 (AR-151), Advanced oxidation processes (AOPs), BUBBLE-COLUMN REACTOR, DYEHOUSE EFFLUENT, OZONE, ACID, DECOLORIZATION, DEGRADATION, WATER
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Treatment of textile wastewaters containing dyes has not been very successful by conventional methods such as biological treatment. In order to overcome this problem, ozonation based on the oxidation of organic pollutants has been studied by researchers. Catalytic ozonation and advanced oxidation processes (ACPs) are used in order to increase the efficiency of sole ozonation further. In this work, catalytic ozonation in the presence of copper sulfide (CuS) powder as a catalyst was investigated in the treatment of aqueous single dye solutions, namely solutions of Acid Red-151 (AR-151), Remazol Brilliant Blue-R (RBBR) and Reactive Black-5 (RB-5). In the catalytic ozonation experiments, the effects of important ozonation parameters such as solution pH, ozone and catalyst dosages and the initial concentration of each dye on reaction kinetics and mechanism were studied.