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Electrochemical and sonoelectrochemical processes applied to amaranth dye degradation

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Author(s):
Steter, Juliana R. [1] ; Barros, Willyam R. P. [2] ; Lanza, Marcos R. V. [3] ; Motheo, Artur J. [4]
Total Authors: 4
Affiliation:
[1] Univ Sao Paulo. Sao Carlos Inst Chem
[2] Univ Sao Paulo. Sao Carlos Inst Chem
[3] Univ Sao Paulo. Sao Carlos Inst Chem
[4] Univ Sao Paulo. Sao Carlos Inst Chem
Total Affiliations: 4
Document type: Journal article
Source: Chemosphere; v. 117, p. 200-207, DEC 2014.
Web of Science Citations: 40
Abstract

Amaranth dye is an organic compound largely used in the food and beverage industries with potential toxicity effects on humans. It can be found as a pollutant species in aquatic environments and has been classified as an endocrine disruptor. This study describes amaranth degradation upon ultrasonication associated with an electrochemical system that uses a boron-doped diamond anode BDD, defined as a sonoelectrochemical process. Ninety-minute electrolyses were performed using current densities in the 10-50 mA cm(-2) range, and the concentration decay, pH, energy and current efficiencies, as well as the discoloration rate were evaluated. The amaranth concentration decayed as a function of electrolysis time and the reactions obeyed pseudo first-order kinetics, with an apparent constant rate between 10(-1) and 10(-3) min(-1). The electrochemical and sonoelectrochemical processes at 35 mA cm(-2) yielded TOC removal values between 92.1% and 95.1% respectively, after 90 min. Current efficiency values obtained for both processes were 18.2% and 23.6%. Exhaustive 5 h electrolysis was performed and the degradation products were identified by HPLC-MS. A mechanism for the degradation of amaranth was proposed based on an analysis of the aromatic and aliphatic intermediates. (C) 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 11/00535-6 - Application of advanced oxidation processes (AOP) from in situ electrogeneration H2O2 for the degradation of food dyes
Grantee:Marcos Roberto de Vasconcelos Lanza
Support type: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 11/06681-4 - Application of advanced oxidation processes (AOP) from in situ electrogeneration H2O2 for the degradation of food dyes: amaranth, Tartrazine, Brilliant Blue FCF and fast green
Grantee:Willyam Róger Padilha Barros
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate