Sonolytic degradation of butyric acid in aqueous solutions


Dükkancı M. , Gündüz G.

JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, vol.129, pp.564-568, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 129
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2013.08.024
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT
  • Page Numbers: pp.564-568

Abstract

The sonolytic degradation of butyric acid was investigated in an ultrasonic reactor emitting waves at 850 kHz. The effects of the ultrasonic power, the initial concentration of butyric acid, and the addition of H2O2 were studied on the degradation of butyric acid. In the sonication of butyric acid, degradation degrees as high as 31.5% could be achieved at a power of 31 W, at an initial concentration of 2.8 mM butyric acid with the addition of 0.34 M H2O2 for a sonication time of 5 h. The degradation of butyric acid increased with irradiation time, indicating first order kinetics. (C) 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.