"The purpose of this investigation was to study the chemical oxidation of alkyl benzene sulfonates with potassium permanganate. ABS concentrations of 3, 5 and 10 mg/1, and potassium permanganate dosages of 0.5, 1.25, 2.5, 5.0, 10.0, 20.0, 40.0 and 80.0 mg/1 were used. The study was made in deionized water at room temperature and a pH value of 8.5. A 5-hour detention period was provided. The ABS concentration, potassium permanganate concentration, foam volume and foam stability were the main parameters employed.
It was found that potassium permanganate significantly reduced the ABS concentration and foam volume. The rate of the oxidation reactions was rapid, and a major portion of the ABS removal was obtained within one half hour. Potassium permanganate at a concentration of 2.5 mg/1 was found to be the most effective"--Abstract
Sotirios G. Grigoropoulos
Frank H. Conrad
Clifford D. Muir
Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
M.S. in Civil Engineering
Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy
iii, 53 pages
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Patel, Rameshchandra M., "The chemical oxidation of alkyl benzene sulfonates with potassium permanganate." (1963). Masters Theses. 2847.