Optimization of Kaolin Wastewater Treatment Processes Research via Response Surface Methodology
The CCD mathematical model of response surface methodology (RSM) has been used to optimize the process parameters of treating kaolin wastewater, the interaction of the factors on removal rate of turbidity and average particle size of floc such as the flocculation temperature ,the pH value, the dosage of PAC, the dosage of St-PAM were studied. The optimum condition of the effluent disposal via the experiment was as follows: the flocculation temperature was 25°C,the pH value was 6.5, the dosage of PAC was 21.5/mg/L, the dosage of St-PAM was 5/mg/L.In these conditions,the turbidity removal rate of the kaolin wastewater was 97.56%,and the average particle size of flocculation body was 0.994mm. Under the optimum conditions, the removal rate of turbidity and the average particle size of flocculation body was respectively 98.05% and 1.09mm.The model had good prediction effect.
Helen Zhang and David Jin
L. P. Wu et al., "Optimization of Kaolin Wastewater Treatment Processes Research via Response Surface Methodology", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 366, pp. 361-365, 2012