Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering

, Volume 43, Issue 11, pp 6229–6236 | Cite as

New Approach of Integrated Advanced Oxidation Processes for the Treatment of Lube Oil Processing Wastewater

  • R. BoopathyEmail author
  • Trupti Das
Research Article - Chemical Engineering


The treatment of lube oil processing industrial wastewater has been proposed by advanced oxidation processes such as Fenton and electro Fenton (EF) oxidation processes. The method of EF was further extended to homogeneous electro Fenton (Homo-EF) and heterogeneous electro Fenton (Hetero-EF) method of treatments. Three different types of anode materials were selected for the electrochemical oxidation against graphite as a cathode, i.e. SS304/graphite, graphite/graphite and Ti-MMO/graphite. Among the studied methods of treatment, the Hetero-EF performed by Ti-MMO/graphite electrode system showed maximum COD removal efficiency than the other electrode systems. The optimized conditions for the Hetero-EF by Ti-MMO/graphite were observed to be electrochemical oxidation time 120 min, solution pH 2.5, potential 7.5 V. Further, the instrumental analysis of UV–visible spectrophotometer confirmed the removal of organic concentration from lubricating oil processing wastewater.


Lube oil wastewater AOP Fenton Electro Fenton Graphite 



Electro Fenton


Homogeneous electro Fenton


Heterogeneous electro Fenton


Stainless steel


Titanium doped mixed metal oxide


Advanced oxidation processes

\(\hbox {COD}_{0}\) and \(\hbox {COD}_{{t}}\)

Chemical oxygen demand at initial (\(t=0\)) and at time “t” min

\(\hbox {K}_{\mathrm{app}}\)

Apparent rate constant


Specific energy consumption


Average cell potential


Current (A)


Sample volume in litres

\(\Delta \)COD

Difference in COD


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The authors are thankful to The Head, Environment and Sustainability Department and the Director, CSIR-Institute of Minerals and Materials Technology for their encouragement and support. The authors also thank the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, India, for the financial assistance by SETCA project (CSC-0113) to carry out the work.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Environment and Sustainability DepartmentCouncil of Scientific and Industrial Research–Institute of Minerals and Materials Technology (CSIR-IMMT)BhubaneswarIndia

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