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Activated carbon assisted fenton-like treatment of wastewater containing acid red g

Yan, Xuanye, Li, Hang, Feng, Jiangtao, Hou, Bo ORCID:, Yan, Wei and Zhou, Min 2022. Activated carbon assisted fenton-like treatment of wastewater containing acid red g. Catalysts 12 (11) , 1358. 10.3390/catal12111358

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The Fenton reaction as an effective advanced oxidation technology has been widely used in wastewater treatment for its stable effluent quality, simple operation, mild condition, and higher organic degradation with non-selectivity. However, the traditional Fenton reaction is limited by the sluggish regeneration of Fe2+, resulting in a slower reaction rate, and it is necessary to further increase the dosage of Fe2+, which will increase the production of iron sludge. Activated carbon (AC) has a strong adsorption property, and it cannot be ignored that it also can reduce Fe3+. In this study, the degradation of acid red G (ARG) by adding AC to the Fe3+/H2O2 system, the role of the reducing ability, and the reason why AC can reduce Fe3+ were studied. By adding three kinds of ACs, including coconut shell-activated carbon (CSPAC), wood-activated carbon (WPAC), and coal-activated carbon (CPAC), the ability of ACs to assist the Fe3+/H2O2 Fenton-like system to degrade ARG was clarified. Through the final treatment effect and the ability to reduce Fe3+, the type of AC with the best promotion effect was CSPAC. The different influence factors of particle size, the concentration of CSPAC, concentration of H2O2, concentration of Fe3+, and pH value were further observed. The best reaction conditions were determined as CSPAC powder with a particle size of 75 μm and dosage of 0.6 g/L, initial H2O2 concentration of 0.4 mmol/L, Fe3+ concentration of 0.1 mmol/L, and pH = 3. By reducing the adsorption effect of CSPAC, it was further observed that CSPAC could accelerate the early reaction rate of the degradation process of ARG by the Fe3+/H2O2 system. FT-IR and XPS confirmed that the C-O-H group on the surface of CSPAC could reduce Fe3+ to Fe2+. This study can improve the understanding and role of AC in the Fenton reaction, and further promote the application of the Fenton reaction in sewage treatment

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Physics and Astronomy
Publisher: MDPI
ISSN: 2073-4344
Funders: Royal Society of Chemistry; Royal Society
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 5 November 2022
Date of Acceptance: 25 October 2022
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2023 09:59

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