Cerium-based mixed oxide for produced water treatment

Developing efficient methods to treat produced water can mitigate the significant concern caused by shale gas extraction. Among various wastewater treatment methods, catalytic wet oxidation (CWO) has shown promising potential in produced water treatment and an almost complete organic removal (about 97% chemical oxygen demand removal) was reported. Cerium oxide could be a good heterogeneous catalyst in CWO for produced water treatment, hence, the catalytic performances of MnCeOx and CuCeOx catalysts in CWO of phenol in the presence of high concentration of NaCl are studied, aiming for exploring their potential applications in produced water treatment.  

Xiaoxia Ou (Manchester)

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