Purification of Model Dairy Wastewaters by Ozone, Fenton Pre-treatment and Membrane Filtration
This study aimed to investigate the effect of ozone and Fenton-reaction as a pre-treatment before ultrafiltration of model dairy waste waters containing sodium caseinate. Filtration resistances and pollutant retentions were determined and compared. It was found, that both pre-treatment increased the retention, achieving almost 100 % pollutant elimination efficiency after short term pre-oxidation. The effect of Fe-ion concentration on Fenton pretreatment efficiency also was examined, and it was found that higher concentration resulted in decreased filtration resistances, revealing that coagulation-flocculation effect of reactants has dominant role in the protein separation efficiency. The presence of lactose also affects the pollutant removal efficiency, it promotes fouling in presence of Fenton reagents.