Progression in Fenton Process for the Wastewater Treatment

  • S. Kaviya
Part of the Environmental Chemistry for a Sustainable World book series (ECSW, volume 35)


The presence of industrial contaminants in water bodies leads unfit for domestic and irrigation process. The contaminated water treatment becomes even more problematical if the process encompasses high volumes of effluents. Advanced oxidation process (AOP) is a favorable technique for the wastewater treatment owing to its eco-friendly processing. This chapter gives a detailed discussion about the classical Fenton process; its progress/modifications such as photo-Fenton, microbially driven Fenton, electro-Fenton, and sono-Fenton and their combinations; and different nanocomposite materials used for this process.


Fenton process Wastewater treatment Advanced oxidation process Classification of Fenton Photo-Fenton Electro-Fenton Sono-Fenton Microbially driven Fenton Electro-photo-Fenton Sono-electro-Fenton Sono-photo-Fenton 



S.K. thanks SERB, Govt. of India, for SERB-National postdoctoral fellowship and Dr. S. Venugopal, Assistant professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), for his constant support.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Kaviya
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  1. 1.Department of Chemical EngineeringIndian Institute of Science (IISc)BangaloreIndia

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