Comparison of Ozonation and Catalytic Ozonation Processes for the Decolourization of Reactive Red 195 Azo Dye in Aqueous Solution

Gul S., Bahar G., Yildirim O. O.

ASIAN JOURNAL OF CHEMISTRY, vol.22, no.5, pp.3885-3894, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Page Numbers: pp.3885-3894


Reactive red 195 (RR195) triazine containing azo dye was treated by ozone (O-3) and ozone combined with granular activated carbon (O-3/GAC) processes. Effects of pH and amount of catalyst on treatment efficiency were examined. At ambient temperature and pH 11, the decolourization efficiency of ozone oxidation was 99 61 % within 0.5 h. However under the same conditions, the decolourization efficiency of GAC catalytic zonation process reached to 99 71 % The effect of t-butanol (TBA) of 1 mM as radical scavenger on the O-3 and OVGAC processes suggests that the decolourization reaction in O-3/GAC process proceeds by mainly radical type mechanism whereas O-3 process proceeds by molecular ozone FTIR was used for characterization of untreated dye and degradation products obtained after catalytic zonation The microstructures of the activated carbons obtained before and after zonation process were examined by scanning electron microscope.