H2O2/VisUV Process Development Publications

Principal Investigators:

James M. Symons, Retired
Cullen Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering
and
H. William Prengle, Jr., Retired
Professor of Chemical Engineering,
University of Houston, Houston, Texas,

and
Gerald E Speitel Jr,
John J. McKetta Energy Professor of Civil Engineering,
University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas

 

Note that theses, dissertations, and publications on this subject were carried out on five research projects, Gulf Coast Hazardous Substance Research Center projects UH290, 108UHH0132B01, 101UHH4132, USEPA Office of Exploratory Research Project R-817787-01-0, and an American Water Works Association Research Foundation, Denver, Colorado Project

The list of publications below will be organized by project.

UHH 290

Theses & Dissertations

Bowers, William R.; M. S. Thesis: "Free Radical Oxidation of Off-Gas Atmospheric Emissions from industrial and Remedial Sources -- Reaction of Trichloroethylene and Trichloroethane Isomers," Chemical Engineering Department, University of Houston, May 1994.

Kamath, Vikram J.; M. S. Thesis: "Free Radical Photo-Oxidation of Gaseous Emissions Using H2O2/VisUV -- Reactions of Methanol, Benzene, Trichloroethene, Nitroethane, Isohexane and Mixtures," Chemical Engineering Department, University of Houston, December 1995.

Publications

None.


108UHH0132B01

Theses and Dissertations

Belhateche, D.; M. S. Thesis: "Hydrogen Peroxide and Visible-Ultraviolet Irradiation for the Oxidation of Organic Environmental Contaminants," Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, University of Houston, Dec. 1989.

Publications

Symons, J. M., Prengle, H. W. Jr. and Belhateche, D.; "Use of Ultraviolet Irradiation and Hydrogen Peroxide for control of Solvent Contamination in Small Water Utilities," 1989 Annual Conference Proceedings American Water Works Association, Los Angeles , Cailf., AWWA pp. 1403-1418, (1989).

Symons, J. M., Belhateche, D., and Prengle, H. W. Jr., "Hydrogen Peroxide and Visible-Ultraviolet Irradiation for Oxidation of Environmental Contaminants," 1990 Annual Conference Proceedings American Water Works Association, Cincinnati, Ohio, AWWA pp. 895-914, (1990).

Belhateche, D., and Symons, J. M.; "Using Cobalt-Ultraviolet Spectophotometry to Measure Hydrogen Peroxide Concentration in Organically Laden Groundwaters," Journal AWWA, 83, 8, 70-73 (1991).

Prengle, H. W., Jr., Symons, J, M, and Belhateche, D.; "H2O2/VisUV Process for Photo-Oxidation of Waterborne Hazardous Substances -- C1-C6 Chlorinated Hydrocarbons, Waste Management, 16 , 4, 327-333, (1996).


101UHH4132

Theses and Dissertations

Shimoda, S.; Ph.D. Dissertation: "Hydrogen Peroxide/Visible-Ultraviolet Process for the Treatment of Leachates, Contaminated Groundwater and Industrial Wastewater," Chemical Engineering Department, University of Houston, May 1994.

Publications

Shimoda, S., Prengle, H. W. Jr., and Symons, J. M.; "H2O2/VisUV Photo-Oxidation Process for Treatment of Waterborne Hazardous Substances -- Reaction Mechanism, Rate Model, and Data for Tubular Flow and Flow Stirred Tank Reactors." Waste Management , 17, 8, 507-515 (Aug., 1998).


USEPA R-817787-01-0

Thesis and Dissertations

Worley, K. L.; M. S. Thesis: "Oxidation of Natural Matter Using Hydrogen Peroxide and Visible-Ultraviolet Irradiation," Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, University of Houston, May 1994.

Kirkpatrick, Carolyn C.; M. S. Thesis, "Inactivation of Microorganisms by Hydrogen Peroxide and Ultraviolet Irradiation", Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, University of Houston, Dec., 1994.

Baker, Charlene M.; M. S. Thesis: "Influence of Natural Organic Matter on the Oxidation of Volatile Organic Compounds Using Hydrogen Peroxide and Visible-Ultraviolet Irradiation," Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, University of Houston, December 1995.

Zheng, M. C; M.S. Thesis, "Changes in Characteristics of Natural Organic Matter During the H2O2/Vis-UV Photo-Oxidation Process", Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, University of Houston, Aug., 1996.

Publications

Symons, J, M,. Baker, Charlene M., and Prengle, H. W. Jr.; Influence of Natural Organic Matter on Oxidation of Volatile Organic Compounds by the H 2 O 2 /VisUV Process,"J. Adv. Oxid. Technol, 2, 3, 338-400 ( 1997).

Symons, J. M., Roberts, D. J., Worley, K. L, and Kirkpatrick, C.C., "Evaluation of the H2O2/Vis-UV Advanced Oxidation Process for Controlling DBP Precursors and Providing Disinfection for Small Systems", In: 1994 Annual Conference ProceedingsWater Quality, American Water Works Association, New York, N. Y., June 19-23, 1994, 907-927.

Symons, J. M. and Worley, K. L., "An Advanced Oxidation Process for DBP Control", Journal of the American Water Works Association, 87, 11, 66- 75 (Nov. 1995).

Kirkpatrick, C.C., Symons, J. M., and Roberts, D. J., Disinfection and Precursor Destruction using the H2O2/Vis-UV Process - Two Treatments in One for Small Systems", In: Proceedings, 1995 Water Quality Technology Conference, American Water Works Association, Denver, Colorado, New Orleans, Louisiana, (November 12-16, 1995) 1967-1984.

Symons, J. M. and Zheng, M. C. "Does the H2O2 /UV-Vis Process Oxidize Br- to BrO3 -?, Journal of the American Water Works Association, 89, 6, 106-109 (June, 1997).

Symons, J. M. and Zheng, M. C. "Behavior of Natural Organic Matter During Hydroxyl Radical Oxidation" Presented the Natural Organic Matter Workshop, Poitiers, France, September 18, 19, 1996.

 

American Water Works Association Research Foundation

Thesis and Dissertations

Davis, J., M (currently Mialaret); M.S. Theses, "Removal of TOC and Disinfection By-Product Precursors Using H2O2/Vis-UV Photo-Oxidation and Biodegradation", Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, University of Houston, Aug., 1997.

Wanielista, M. M.; M.S. Thesis, "Advanced Oxidation and Biodegradation of Drinking Water", Civil Engineering Department, University of Texas at Austin, Spring, 1997.

Publications

Speitel, G. E Jr, Symons, J. M., Wanielista, M. M., and Davis, J. M., Advanced Oxidation/Biodegradation Processes for the Destruction of TOC and Disinfection By-Product Precursors, Final Report, No. 30697American Water Works Association Research Foundation, 1999, 139 pp.

Speitel, G. E. Jr, Symons, J. M., Davis, J. M, and Wanielista, M. M., Destruction of TOC and Disinfection By-Product Precursors through Advanced Oxidation and Biodegradation, In: Proceedings Annual Conference-Water Research, Vol. C., A.W.W.A., Dallas, Texas, June 21-25, 1998, pp 405-422.

Speitel, G. E. Jr., Symons, J. M., Mialaret, J. M., and Wanielista, M. M. E., "AOP/Biofilm Processes for DOX Precursors,"  Journal of the American Water Works Association, 92, (10), 59-73 (October, 2000).