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In seafood processing plants, industrial waste water discharge reached virtually the level B (QCVN 11-MT:2015/BTNMT) after using mechanical, physicochemical and biological wastewater treatment methods. However, their COD values (COD = 20-120 mg/L) were not qualified for allowable concentration of discharge requirement - level A (COD ≤ 75 mg/L) in many cases. In this paper, bio-treated seafood waster water was continually treated by TiO2 photocatalyst modified by doping Fe and N to degrade recalcitrant organic pollutants to obtain the A level water which can be resused. TiO2 modified by doping Fe and N were prepared and investigated the physico-chemicalproperties. The results showed that modified TiO2 had a lower band gap and more photoactivity than pure TiO2. Beside that, at the reaction conditions: reaction temperature 25 oC, dissolved oxygen concentration 7.6 mg/L and pH = 7, the optimal concentration of catalysts was determined (1.25 g/L). After 12 hours of treatment, COD removal efficiency on TiO2-Fe and TiO2-N catalysts attained 41.1 % and 64.3 %, respectively, and their COD values reached 49.3 and 29.9 mg/L, correspondingly. After treatment, the quality of waste water discharge met the level A (QCVN 11-MT:2015/BTNMT) and became a safety source for reusing (QCVN 08-MT:2015/BTNMT). In addition, the relationship between the characterization of modifed TiO2 and their activity was characterized.

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Issue: Vol 1 No T4 (2017)
Page No.: 241-248
Published: Dec 31, 2017
Section: Original Research

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Luu, L., Ho, D., Hoang, P., Nguyen, T., Nguyen, V., Hoang, C., & Ha, A. (2017). Degradation of recalcitrant organic polluants in seafood wastewater by modified TiO2 photocatalysts. Science and Technology Development Journal - Natural Sciences, 1(T4), 241-248.

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