Enhanced reactivity of microscale Fe/Cu bimetallic particles (mFe/Cu) with persulfate (PS) for p-nitrophenol (PNP) removal in aqueous solution
Abstract In this study, batch experiments were conducted to examine the enhanced reactivity of microscale Fe/Cu bimetallic particles (mFe/Cu) with persulfate (PS) for p -nitrophenol (PNP) removal in aqueous solution. The key operating parameters (i.e., theoretical Cu mass loadings (TML Cu ), mFe/Cu dosage, PS dose, initial pH and temperature) were optimized by the batch experiments, respectively. The experimental data were followed well the pseudo-first-order kinetic model. Result reveals that refractory PNP (500 mg L −1 ) was effectively degraded by mFe/Cu-PS system with removal of 98.4% and k obs of 1.91 min −1 after only 3 min treatment under the optimal operating conditions. Moreover, compared with control experiments (i.e., mFe/Cu, microscale Fe 0 with PS (mFe 0 -PS), and PS alone), mFe/Cu-PS system exerted better performance for PNP removal due to the strong synergistic effect between PS and mFe/Cu. According to the analysis results of degradation kinetics of PNP, COD (chemical oxygen demand) removal, UV–vis absorption spectra and the intermediates formed, the results reveal that the PNP removal by mFe/Cu-PS system was mainly attributed to reduction accompanied slight oxidation. And based on the analysis of surface characteristics of mFe/Cu particles, it is further demonstrated that PS could enhance the reactivity of mFe/Cu through rapid corrosion of iron surface and decrease of surface passivation of mFe/Cu surface when the low molar ratio of PS to mFe/Cu (i.e., 1:43) was used in this study. These results also illustrates mFe/Cu-PS can be as a high efficient pretreatment technology for the removal of toxic refractory PNP from wastewater. Highlights PS could effectively enhance the reactivity of mFe/Cu for PNP removal. Performance of mFe/Cu-PS system was comparatively investigated. Reduction was proposed as the main PNP removal pathway. Major reactions in the heterogeneous system of mFe/Cu-PS were proposed. Graphical abstract [DISPLAY OMISSION]
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- DOI : http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2016.12.128
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