A Speculative Analysis of the Wastewater Generated by the Pulp and Paper Industry Using the Solar Photo Fenton Process


  • Elang . Research Analyst, Federal University of Paraná.


Biological Oxygen Demand (BOD, Contaminants, Thermal Loads, Microorganisms Such As Coliform Groups, Toxic Chemicals


Due to the limited availability of water, improvements are going to be made to the quality of the wastewater that is flushed into the ground. As of right now, the Paper and Pulp manufacturing sector is now ranked fourth for its water usage, it is also most likely the largest producer of wastewater. The Paper and Pulp Manufacturing Industry Due to the proximity of dangerous compounds, wastewater is regarded as a natural hazard of an extreme level when it is either not treated at all or treated to an extraordinary degree before being released into waterways that can take it. “Effluent solids, sediments, absorbable organic halides (AOX), chlorinated organic compounds, Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD), Biological Oxygen Demand (BOD), contaminants, thermal loads, microorganisms such as coliform groups, toxic chemicals” are all examples of the types of contaminants that are inherently present in wastewater from the paper and pulp industry. Conventional methods for taking with wastewater from the paper and pulp industry include the use of physical, chemical, or even natural processes, in some cases, a combination of a few or all of these techniques is used. The methods that are currently used to treat wastewater are thought to be inadequate in terms of completely removing contaminants, especially organic debris. As a result of the fact that these organic compounds, in many cases, are resistant to the treatment approaches that are typically used, there is a want for contemporary engineering sciences. This article details the impact that the solar photo-Fenton process has had on the wastewater produced by the pulp and paper industry. In addition, an examination is being carried out to determine the colour and chemical oxygen efficiency (COD) removal efficiencies. The experiment is carried out in a lab-scale solar photo-Fenton reactor with a capacity of 1 litre, which is exposed to sunlight and has a reaction time of either 180 or 120 minutes. In the solar photo-Fenton procedure, the optimum dosage of 50:1 ratio of Fe2++H2O2 is obtained after 75 minutes of reaction time. This analysis is being suggested as a solution to the problems that arise while eliminating a diverse variety of contaminants and as a means of making more effective use of available financial resources.

How to cite this article:
Elang. A Speculative Analysis of the Wastewater Generated by the Pulp and Paper Industry Using the Solar Photo Fenton Process. Int J Adv Res Wtr Resrs Hydr Engg 2022; 5(1): 6-10.


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