Treatment of Petroleum Hydrocarbons Contaminated Seawater by Chemical Oxidation

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Onmanee Nimmalaikaew
Peangpit Glinrun


This research discusses the treatment of petroleum hydrocarbons contaminated seawater by chemical oxidation. The 52 µg/l of chrysene contaminated in synthetic seawater was reacted with 3 types of oxidizing agents:  potassium permanganate, sodium persulfate, and sodium percarbonate in solution with vary the amount and/or concentration to be 25%, 50%, 100%, 125% and 150% of required reactant calculated by complete oxidation stoichiometry. The remaining chrysene content was determined by fluorescence spectrophotometry using hexane solvent as the extraction agent. The experimental results show that 50% stoichiometry amount of sodium persulfate solution could remove chrysene from synthetic seawater very well as the best, next was 150 stoichiometry amount of potassium permanganate solution and lastly 100% stoichiometry amount of sodium percarbonate solution. The highest efficiency in removing chrysene compounds from synthetic contaminated seawater was 94.62%, 89.87% and 70.79% respectively.

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Nimmalaikaew, O. ., & Glinrun, P. (2023). Treatment of Petroleum Hydrocarbons Contaminated Seawater by Chemical Oxidation . Journal of Advanced Development in Engineering and Science, 13(37), 1–14. Retrieved from
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