Effect of ozone oxidation on the molecular and kinetic properties of effluent organic matter

Fernando L. Rosario-Ortiz, Stephen P. Mezyk, Eric C. Wert, F. R.Doud Devin, Manu K. Singh, Mei Xin, Seungyun Baik, Shane A. Snyder

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The effect of ozone oxidation on the second order reaction rate constant between effluent organic matter (EfOM) and hydroxyl radical (·OH), k OH-EfOM, has been evaluated. Previously, this rate constant was measured for EfOM samples collected from five geographically distributed wastewater treatment plants. The kOH-EfOM values ranged from 2.70 - 12.1 x 108 Mc-1 s-1. One additional EfOM sample collected during this study was pre- oxidized using different ozone dosages. While oxidation by ozone resulted in considerable change to the physico- chemical properties of the EfOM the reaction rate constant (measured initially as (4.38 ± 0.06) x 108 M-1 s-1) did not significantly change. This indicates that the reaction rate constant could be assumed to be constant during the application and modeling of advanced oxidation processes for water reuse applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)529-535
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Advanced Oxidation Technologies
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 2008


  • EfOM characterization
  • Effluent organic matter (EfOM)
  • Hydroxyl radical
  • Ozone
  • Radiolysis
  • Reaction rate constant
  • Wastewater

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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