Print ISSN: 1681-6900

Online ISSN: 2412-0758

Keywords : Advanced oxidation processes

Removal of Tetracycline Antibiotic from Wastewater by Fenton Oxidation Process

Mahdi H. Mahdi; Thamer J. Mohammed; Jenan A. Al-Najar

Engineering and Technology Journal, 2021, Volume 39, Issue 2A, Pages 260-267
DOI: 10.30684/etj.v39i2A.1915

This study aimed to remove the antibiotic tetracycline from a sample of synthetic wastewater using an advanced oxidation process by Fenton's reagent treatment. Central Composite Design (CCD) software was used to reduce the number of tests required to remove tetracycline. The independent variables identified in batch oxidation experiments are the concentrations of tetracycline (40–250 mg / L), hydrogen peroxide (20–600 mg / L), and Fe(II) (0–60 mg / L). The rate of tetracycline degradation was significantly influenced by the concentration of hydrogen peroxide and tetracycline. The reaction time required for tetracycline removal was determined to be 15 minutes. The optimal ratio of independent variants leading to complete degradation 100% of tetracycline was hydrogen peroxide / Fe2 + / tetracycline 310/30/145 mg / l.