Progress of Cryogenics and Isotopes Separation , ISSN: 1582-2575
2016, Volume 19, Issue 1

Sono - Chemical Degradation of Organic Compounds from Wastewater

Mihaela Iordache 1 , Ioan Iordache 2 , Luisa Roxana Popescu 1 , Dorin Schitea 2 , Luoana Florentina Pascu 3

1 National Research and Development Institute for Industrial Ecology – INCD-ECOIND Bucharest-Subsidiary Ramnicu Valcea, 1 Uzinei Street, Ramnicu Valcea 240050, Romania
2 National Research and Development Institute for Cryogenics and Isotopic Technologies - ICSI Rm. Valcea, Uzinei Street no. 4, PO Box Râureni 7, 240050, Râmnicu Vâlcea, Romania
3 National Research and Development Institute for Industrial Ecology – Bucharest, 71-73 Podu Dambovitei Street, 060650, Bucharest, Romania

*Corresponding author: Iordache Ioan, E-mail:

Published: May 2016


The aim of this study is to explore the potential benefits of ultrasound usage in wastewater treatment. The study proposes a series of experiments where the industrial wastewater with organic compounds is treated with ultrasonic radiation. Sonochemical treatment was applied in order to degrade a series of pollutants: propylene oxide; 1,2-dichloropropane, bis(1-chloro-2-propyl) ether from industrial wastewater. The experiments have shown encouraging results, the wastewater pollutants removal efficiency ranging from 86.6% to 92.5%, after 90 minutes of ultrasonic irradiation.


Organic compounds, ultrasonic irradiation, wastewater.

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