Journal of Environmental Conservation Engineering
Online ISSN : 1882-8590
Print ISSN : 0388-9459
ISSN-L : 0388-9459
Volume 46 , Issue 8
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  • Tatsuhide HAMASAKI, Xu JIE, Yunqi CHEN, Tadao MIZUNO, Hiroshi TSUNO
    2017 Volume 46 Issue 8 Pages 430-440
    Published: August 20, 2017
    Released: September 15, 2017

    An O3/H2O2 advanced oxidation process was experimentally examined for leaching radioactive cesium from contaminated sewage sludge since the excessive oxalic acid from the conventional method of coprecipitation with ferrocyanide complex salts disturbs the process of radioactive cesium removal. The most suitable condition for leaching radioactive cesium was a pH of 3,which subsequently mineralized the oxalic acid effectively. According to this study, 30 ㎎/L of hydrogen peroxide was an appropriate concentration. TOC was reduced from 100 ㎎/L to 40 ㎎/L within 40 minutes. The ozone requirement per TOC removal was 1.9 ㎎ O3/㎎ C. Therefore, it proved that one molecule of ozone was needed to mineralize one molecule of oxalic acid. Oxalic acid was effectively decomposed at a pH of 3. Therefore, an O3/H2O2 advanced oxidation process using a multistage reactor with 30 ㎎/L of hydrogen peroxide was recommended.

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