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Optimal recipe design for Paracetamol degradation by advanced oxidation processes (AOPs) in a pilot plant

DOI: 10.1016/b978-0-444-63234-0.50158-5
  • Model-Based Optimization
  • Process Design
  • Photo-Fenton Process
  • Advanced Oxidation Process (Aop)


Abstract This work addresses the optimization of the batch process recipe of an Advanced Oxidation Process (AOP) aimed at reducing paracetamol (PCT) and Total Organic Carbon (TOC) concentrations from a given effluent. The kinetic model by Cabrera Reina et al. (2012) is adapted to model the treatment, the problem is next formulated as a dynamic optimization problem and dosage of hydrogen peroxide is addressed by means of a piecewise constant strategy, which is compared with other dosage protocols. Results show that cost reductions can be obtained when applying the model-based optimization techniques proposed, and hint new opportunites for AOPs enhancement.

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