Effects of selected parameters on decolorization and decomposition of acid orange 6

Hao Jan Hsing, Pen Chi Chiang, E. E. Chang, I. Shu Li

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This study investigated the effects of controlling parameters, temperature, pH, ozone dose, and initial Acid Orange 6 (AO6) concentration on the degradation of target compounds. Decolorization and AO6 reduction were completed within 40 min of ozonation time for all examined cases. Significant amounts of total organic carbon (TOC) still remained by the end of experiments, suggesting that ozone could not oxidize all organic molecules to CO2. Major findings from this study were as follow: (1) the decolorization of AO 6 dye was affected by ozone dose and pH; however, the effects of temperature contribution on apparent rate constant was limited. (2) TOC removal was affected by temperature significantly, but the affects of pH and ozone dose were limited. (3) The highest YSO42- level was about 0.70 as ηTOC was about 0.75, and the increment of YSO42- was accelerated as ηTOC > 0.4. (4) The ηTOC was proportional to the 7.64 mO3R power of exponential term. (5) NO and NO2 were found in off-gas that might provide the explanation of unbalance of nitrogen mass.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)824-834
Number of pages11
JournalEnvironmental Engineering Science
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2006


  • Decolorization
  • Nitrogen mass
  • Ozone
  • pH
  • Sulfate yield
  • TOC removal efficiency

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Environmental Chemistry


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