Air oxidation of aqueous cyanides in a countercurrent fixed bed reactor

Alicilar A., Komurcu M., Murathan A. M.

KOREAN JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERING, vol.19, no.2, pp.273-276, 2002 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/bf02698413
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.273-276
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


This study was conducted to discuss the removal of cyanides from water by air oxidation. Experiments were carried out in a countercurrent fixed bed reactor for three different values of temperature, concentration, gas and liquid flow rates. It was operated at pH 12 by using delrin (formaldehyde polymer) as packing material. Effects of some operating parameters on the conversion were studied, and it was observed that the conversion percent increased by increasing temperature and decreasing gas and liquid flow rates. Effect of concentration was not steady. A conversion of 89% was achieved under optimum conditions while it ranges from 44 to 79% at room temperature.