Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, Amirkabir University of Technology (AUT), Hafez St., Tehran, 15875-4413, Iran
Chemical Engineering Department, Amirkabir University of Technology (AUT), Hafez St., Tehran, 15875-4413, Iran
Leachate treatment from municipal landfills has been always a major anxiety in waste management due to its high level of various contaminations. In this paper the effect of Nanosized Zero Valent Iron particles (NZVI) in Fenton process for the treatment of high COD strength landfill leachate was scrutinized. The results corroborated this procedure was fast and efficient. In fact, about 87% of initial COD (38 g/L) was reduced in an hour. The various operation conditions such as pH, initial H2O2 concentration, H2O2/Fe molar ratio and temperature in a batch reactor were investigated. The optimum condition was obtained at pH value of 2, temperature of 40°C and H2O2 to Fe molar ratio equal to 39 by using only 0.07 M of NZVI. In such conditions, 0.08 M H2O2 for the removal of 1 g/L of COD was needed. Furthermore, hydrogen peroxide consumption after
Fenton process was evaluated and it was found that it had a direct relationship with COD removal efficiency.