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Oxidative degradation of phenol using in situ generated hydrogen peroxide combined with Fenton's process

Underhill, Ricci, Lewis, Richard J., Freakley, Simon J., Douthwaite, Mark, Miedziak, Peter J., Akdim, Ouardia, Edwards, Jennifer K. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4089-2827 and Hutchings, Graham J. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8885-1560 2018. Oxidative degradation of phenol using in situ generated hydrogen peroxide combined with Fenton's process. Johnson Matthey Technology Review 62 (4) , pp. 417-425. 10.1595/205651318X15302623075041

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Abstract

Oxidative destruction of organic compounds in water streams could significantly reduce environmental effects associated with discharging waste. We report the development of a process to oxidise phenol in aqueous solutions, a model for waste stream contaminants, using Fenton’s reactions combined with in situ synthesised hydrogen peroxide (H2O2). Bifunctional palladium-iron supported catalysts, where Pd is responsible for H2O2 synthesis while Fe ensures the production of reactive oxygen species required for the degradation of phenol to less toxic species is reported. A comparison is made between in situ generated and commercial H2O2 and the effect of phenol degradation products on catalyst stability is explored.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Chemistry
Cardiff Catalysis Institute (CCI)
Publisher: Johnson Matthey Plc
ISSN: 2056-5135
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 9 May 2019
Date of Acceptance: 1 October 2018
Last Modified: 04 Nov 2022 12:13
URI: https://orca.cardiff.ac.uk/id/eprint/122289

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