Treatment of Organic Compounds Resulting from Oil Refineries under Solar Light and Reuse it for Industrial Purpose


Volume 9, Issue 1, June 2021, Pages 20-24
 DOI: 10.52113/3/mjet/2021-9-1/20-24
Research Article:

Shyamaa A. Mohammeda

Sundus S. Al-Azawieyb

Ahmed Hasan Alic

aChemistry Department, College of Science, Al Muthanna University, Samawa, Iraq

bElectromechanical Department, University of Technology, Baghdad, Iraq

cCollege of Engineering, Al-MuthannaUniversity, Samawa, Iraq


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This paper was aimed to examine the removal of oil from water by photocatalytic advance oxidation under solar light. A pH of 11 has shown a higher oil removal efficiency. Oil remove efficiency levels at pH 11 have been found 75% within 230 minutes’ oily water effluent, studies have shown that Langmuir isotherm has been the best-fit one of the isotherms for the removal of oil. Data have shown a higher adsorptive capacity. Also we have studied another parameter like (catalyst concentration, initial oil concentration and pH). While the treatment of waste-water is dependent upon a great level of quality for the processed industrial water, the nature of wastes that are added throughout the utilization, and the treatment degree that has been received by the waste-water. Then, the data of the waste-water quality that has been measured routinely and it was reported at the plants of the waste-water treatments are mainly for disposal of the treated effluent or the necessities of the discharge in terms of the gross pollution parameters.

Keywords: Photocatalytic Treatment; Refinery; Wastewater Treatment; ZnO photocatalyst.

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