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Title: Aspen Plus designing and optimizing the hospital wastewater treatment by wet air oxidation method
Authors: Tager, Edward
Naoushi, Salah-Eddine
Arairo, Wahib 
Saba, Marianne 
Bachawati, Makram El 
Affiliations: Department of Civil Engineering and Construction 
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering 
Department of Chemical Engineering 
Issue Date: 2023-10-11
Part of: E3S Web of Conferences, Vol. 436
Conference: International Conference on Environmental Design (ICED2023) (4th : 20-22 Oct, 2023 : Athens, Greece)
Abstract: 
Healthcare establishments, pharma industries, and medical laboratories generate various waste materials, collectively called hospital or healthcare waste. Waste management regulations differ depending on the laws and acts adopted by the authorities and their level of compliance. For instance, in the United States of America, hospitals follow the rules set by the Environmental Protection Agency. In Europe, hospitals adhere to guidelines and standards set by the European Environmental Agency, while globally, the World Health Organization has established standardized policies and regulations. As a result, waste treatment technologies have become more prevalent for making medical waste non-infectious. These treatments include thermal treatment using microwave technologies (e.g., Wet air oxidation), steam sterilization, electro-pyrolysis, and chemical and mechanical systems. This research aims to model the treatment of hospital wastewater by wet air oxidation method using Aspen Plus for the first time in Lebanon. The simulation showed that the reaction conversion yield for thiols or mercaptans was 89.7% and 83.8% for sodium hydrosulfide, and the COD and BOD5 levels were reduced by 79.1% and 88%, respectively.
URI: https://scholarhub.balamand.edu.lb/handle/uob/7090
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Type: Conference Paper
Appears in Collections:Department of Civil Engineering and Construction
Department of Chemical Engineering
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

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