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Oil Pollutants Degradation of Nano-MgO in Micro-Polluted Water

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The removal of oil pollutants from water and purifying process of oil-polluted water are studied through catalytic degradation method with nano-MgO. The results indicated that catalytic degradation effect of nano-MgO on the oil pollutants was associated with dosage of nano-MgO, pH and water temperature. When oil content was 1.8 mg/L, 0.17 g nano-MgO was used and the removal rate of oil was 93.92%. Furthermore, nano-Mgo was a non-photosensitive catalyst. GC/MS analysis showed that the amount of petroleum-based pollutants in water was reduced 73.77% from the previous 61 kinds to 16 kinds, and the total peak area was reduced 96.05% after catalytic degradation of nano-MgO. Therefore, nano-MgO has an excellent effect on the catalytic degradation of oil pollutants and can be applied in the treatment of oil wastewaters.

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Zhu, M. , Deng, C. , Su, H. , You, X. , Zhu, L. , Chen, P. and Yuan, Y. (2013) Oil Pollutants Degradation of Nano-MgO in Micro-Polluted Water. Computational Water, Energy, and Environmental Engineering, 2, 12-15. doi: 10.4236/cweee.2013.23B003.

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