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Sonochemical and hydrodynamic cavitation reactors for laccase/hydrogen peroxide cotton bleaching

  • Ultrasonics Sonochemistry, 21(2), 774-781, 2014

Publisher: Elsevier

Abstract

The main goal of this work is to develop a novel and environmental-friendly technology for cotton bleaching with reduced processing costs. This work exploits a combined laccase–hydrogen peroxide process assisted by ultrasound. For this purpose, specific reactors were studied, namely ultrasonic power generator type K8 (850 kHz) and ultrasonic bath equipment Ultrasonic cleaner USC600TH (45 kHz). The optimal operating conditions for bleaching were chosen considering the highest levels of hydroxyl radical production and the lowest energy input. The capacity to produce hydroxyl radicals by hydrodyn ...

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