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In this study, ultraviolet (UV), ozone techniques with hydrogen peroxide oxidant were used to treat the wastewater which is produced from South Baghdad Power Station using lab-scale system. From UV-H2O2 experiments, it was shown that the optimum exposure time was 80 min. At this time, the highest removal percentages of oil, COD, and TOC were 84.69 %, 56.33 % and 50 % respectively. Effect of pH on the contaminants removing was studied in the range of (2-12). The best oil, COD, and TOC removal percentages (69.38 %, 70 % and 52 %) using H2O2/UV were at pH=12. H2O2/ozone experiments exhibited better performance compared to the H2O2/UV experiments. The results showed that 20 min was the best exposure time with removal percentages of 89.79 %, 83.33 % and 70% for oil, COD and TOC, respectively, and the optimum value of pH was at pH=8, where the pollutants removal percentages (i.e. 74.48 %, 80 % and 73.33 % respectively for the same previous pollutants). H2O2/ozone experiments showed better removal efficiency than the H2O2/UV experiments.
Received 12/11/2019, Accepted 10/3/2020, Published 1/12/2020
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