AOP Processes

Advance Oxidation Process (AOPs)
A set of chemical treatment procedures known as AOPs are designed to remove organic and sometimes inorganic materials in water and wastewater. In these processes, oxidation through reactions with hydroxyl radicals (-OH) result in degradation of materials. In real applications of wastewater treatment, this term usually refers more specifically to a subset of chemical processes that employ ozone (O3), hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) and/or UV light. The most widely applied conventional AOP systems has been the H2O2/UV, O3/UV, H2O2/O3 and H2O2/O3/UV processes. The AOP process is successfully used to decompose many hazardous chemical compounds to acceptable levels, without producing additional hazardous by-products or sludge which requires further handling.