The application of potassium ferrate for sewage treatment

Jia-Qian Jiang*, Alex Panagoulopoulos, Mike Bauer, Pete Pearce

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The comparative performance of potassium ferrate(VI), ferric sulphate and aluminium sulphate for the removal of turbidity, chemical oxygen demand (COD), colour (as Vis400-abs) and bacteria in sewage treatment was evaluated. For coagulation and disinfection of sewage, potassium ferrate(VI) can remove more organic contaminants, COD and bacteria in comparison with the other two coagulants for the same doses used. Also, potassium ferrate(VI) produces less sludge volume and removes more contaminants, which should make subsequent sludge treatment easier.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)215-220
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Environmental Management
Issue number2
Early online date22 Sep 2005
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • Coagulation
  • Disinfection
  • Potassium ferrate(VI)
  • Sewage treatment
  • Sludge production

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Waste Management and Disposal
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law


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