Within the scientific activities of the Department of Chemical Engineering, the Chemical Engineering Department discusses a master's dissertation on the combined effect of air bubbles and ultraviolet irradiation process on BTEX removal in synthetic produced water, on Tuesday 8/11/2022. The MSc. dissertation for the student (Marwa Abdul Karim Haider) included:
The Combined Effect of Air Bubbles and Ultraviolet Irradiation Process on BTEX Removal In synthetic Produced Water
The study aims to improve the method of photo catalysis by using air bubbles at different flow rates during different time periods, as well as choosing the appropriate medium (basic or acidic) and choosing the appropriate light intensity. The laboratory results showed that the best removal rate was 93% at the pH function 5, time 90 minutes, and a flow rate of 3 l/min. The Characterization Analysis also showed (FTIR, XRD, EDX, Contact angle) the success of using an aluminum plate on which the catalyst (TIO2) was installed using an adhesive (varnish).
The discussion committee consisted of Prof. Dr. Mohamed Fadel Abd, chairman, Asst. Prof. Dr. Jenan Abdulkarem Abdulrazak, member, Asst. Prof. Dr. Hussein Ali Hamid, member, and under the supervision of both Prof. Dr. Asawer Abdulrasool Kwae and Asst. Prof. Dr. Zainab yousif shnain. As well as the scientific evaluation of the dissertation was done by Prof. Dr. Rahik Ismail Ibrahim from the University of Technology and Prof. Dr. Iyad Abdul Hamza Faisal from Baghdad University, and linguistically by Lect. Dr. Abbas Jawad Sultan from the University of Technology.