June 18, 2024
Majid Mohadesi

Majid Mohadesi

Academic rank: Associate professor
Address: Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engeenring, Kermanshah University of Technology (KUT), Imam Khomeini Highway, Kermanshah, Iran
Education: Ph.D in Chemical Engineering
Phone: 083-38305000 (1167, 1025)
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering


Textile wastewater treatment using solar photo-Fenton process
Type Article
Advanced oxidation, Chemical oxygen demand, Solar photo-Fenton, Textile industry, Wastewater treatment
Researchers neda sharifi، Majid Mohadesi


The textile industry is one of the major water consumers. Considering the large volume of water consumption, the textile industry is one of the producers of industrial wastewater. The dye removal from the wastewater generated by the textile industry is carried out in various ways, including physical, chemical, and biological methods or a combination thereof. Studies on wastewater treatment have devoted much attention to advanced oxidation processes. The solar photo-Fenton method has many applications for pollutant removal from aqueous solutions. The present study was conducted on the wastewater of Borujerd Textile Company (Borujerd city–Iran). The experiments were designed and performed using response surface methodology based on the Box–Behnken method. Solar lamp intensity (0–300 w/m2), process time (60–240 min), hydrogen peroxide concentration (100–600 mg/L), and iron ion concentration (10–60 mg/L) were selected as the operational variables. In addition, the removal rate of chemical oxygen demand was considered as the response of experimental design. Under optimal conditions (namely, ISL=150 W/m2, t=157 min, CH2O2=600 mg/L and CFe2+=60 mg/L), the chemical oxygen demand removal rate reached the highest (ie, 79.54%).