DEGRADATION OF ENDOCRINE DISRUPTING COMPOUNDS BY OZONE IN SYNTHETIC WATER

  • Mawaheb M. Zarok Derdar Chemical Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, University of Tripoli, Libya
  • Khaled M. Mezughi Chemical Engineering Department, Faculty of Petroleum and Gas, University of Zawia, Libya
  • Asia A. Meshrghi Chemical Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, University of Tripoli, Libya
  • Shada A. Elalem Chemical Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, University of Tripoli, Libya
Keywords: Endocrine disrupters, Ozonation, Degradation, Synthetic water

Abstract

In this research paper, ozone technology is used to eliminate pollutants in water and in wastewater treatment processes. The ozone reactions with the endocrine disrupters were studied at different gas flow rates, initial concentrations of endocrine disrupters, ozone concentrations and pH. The degradation of 17β-estradiol (E2) as single compound was the fastest reaching about 90% removal in almost 5 minutes. However, estrone (E1) degradation was the lowest reaching about 70% removal at the same time. The degradation of mixtures of the endocrine disruptors was found to proceed to lower percentages than individual components at the same conditions. During the multicomponent ozonation of the endocrine disruptors, it was found that 17β-estradiol (E2) converted to estrone (E1) at the beginning of the reaction.

Author Biographies

Mawaheb M. Zarok Derdar, Chemical Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, University of Tripoli, Libya

Chemical Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, University of Tripoli, Libya

Khaled M. Mezughi, Chemical Engineering Department, Faculty of Petroleum and Gas, University of Zawia, Libya

Chemical Engineering Department, Faculty of Petroleum and Gas, University of Zawia, Libya

Asia A. Meshrghi, Chemical Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, University of Tripoli, Libya

Chemical Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, University of Tripoli, Libya

Shada A. Elalem, Chemical Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, University of Tripoli, Libya

Chemical Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, University of Tripoli, Libya

Published
2020-09-27
How to Cite
Derdar, M., Mezughi, K., Meshrghi, A., & Elalem, S. (2020). DEGRADATION OF ENDOCRINE DISRUPTING COMPOUNDS BY OZONE IN SYNTHETIC WATER. Scientific Journal of Applied Sciences of Sabratha University, (issue 5), 1-12. Retrieved from https://jas.sabu.edu.ly/index.php/asjsu/article/view/95