Journal of Environmental Engineering Technology ›› 2013, Vol. 3 ›› Issue (4): 293-297.doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1674-991X.2013.04.046

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Study on Treatment of Pharmaceutical Wastewater Containing Copper by Using Iron-carbon Composite Particles

XIAO Hong-kang1,2,XIAO Shu-hu1,SONG Yong-hui1,ZENG Ping1,HU Xin-qi1, ZHANG Lin-rong1   

  1. 1. Department of Urban Water Environmental Research, Chinese Research Academy of Environmental
    2. SciencesBeijing Originwater Technology Co., Ltd.
  • Received:2012-12-24 Revised:2013-03-26 Online:2013-07-20 Published:2013-07-20
  • Contact: XIAO Shu-hu

Abstract: Fe/C composite materials were used to treat the pharmaceutical wastewater containing copper through a continuous reactor. The characters of Fe/C composite materials and the performance to berberine wastewater containing copper were investigated in details. The results showed that the berberine and Cu2+ concentrations in effluent were reduced from 35 and 410 mg/L to lower than 1.0 and 0.5 mg/L respectively under the conditions of hydraulic retention time of 1.0 h and the initial pH of 2.3-3.0. The Fe/C composite material could be regenerated and reused for treatment of wastewater containing copper and the effluent effect could be guaranteed. The X-ray energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS) results showed that the surface structure of the regenerated composite materials and the proportion of Fe-Cu elements were consistent with those of the raw composite material before wastewater treatment. The UV-vis results showed that berberine could be effectively removed by iron-carbon composite materials.

Key words: micro-electrolysis, iron-carbon composite materials, berberine, pharmaceutical wastewater containing copper, regeneration

CLC Number: 

  • X703.1