This paper presents the experimental results obtained on the decolourization of methyl orange (MO) in saline solutions, carried out through hydrodynamic cavitation (HC), used as a stand-alone technique, and in a hybrid configuration coupling with hydrogen peroxide. Experiments were carried out by adding NaCl in a solution in the range of 1.5 to 5 g/L to study the effect of salt on dye degradation by simulating the composition of a real tannery liquid waste. The results showed that the maximum efficiency was about 30% using a Venturi tube at an operating pressure of 0.55 MPa. The presence of hydrogen peroxide allowed the degradation process to be slightly below 70%; the presence of sodium chloride (5.0 mg/L) increased the decolourization efficiency up to about 70% as well, while the combined presence of NaCl and H2O2 had a negative outcome. The experiments on synthetic waste allowed to gain a MO degradation slightly below 90%. Process analysis was carried out to evaluate the possible integration of the HC within a real wastewater treatment plant by comparing the traditional treatment train with a new plant configuration, in which HC takes the place of a conventional coagulation tank.
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