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Removal of pesticide 2,4-D by conductive-diamond photoelectrochemical oxidation

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Souza, F. L. [1] ; Saez, C. [2] ; Lanza, M. R. V. [1] ; Canizares, P. [2] ; Rodrigo, M. A. [2]
Total Authors: 5
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Quim Sao Carlos, BR-13560970 Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Castilla La Mancha, Fac Chem Sci & Technol, Dept Chem Engn, E-13071 Ciudad Real - Spain
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: APPLIED CATALYSIS B-ENVIRONMENTAL; v. 180, p. 733-739, JAN 2016.
Web of Science Citations: 15

In this work, the removal of pesticide 2,4-D by single photolysis, electrolysis with BDD anode and a combined UV irradiation-electrolysis is studied. Results demonstrate that although photolysis is completely inefficient in the degradation of this pesticide, light irradiation improves significantly the results obtained by single electrolysis, leading to harsher oxidation conditions, which contribute to reduce the number of intermediates and promote mineralization. Electrolysis with diamond electrodes can attain the complete depletion of the pesticide and its mineralization regardless the current density applied and the light irradiation. In comparing the effect of current density, it was found that the process is much efficient operating at 10 mA cm(-2), attaining complete mineralization with specific current charges below 10 Ah dm(-3), in spite of being detected a lower concentration of oxidants. Under absence of chlorides in the supporting electrolyte main intermediates formed were hydroquinone and 4-chlororesorcinol. Under the presence of this anion, 2-chlorophenol and 4-chlorophenol were also observed at high concentrations. UV irradiation does not modify the intermediates formed although concentration is lower. An oxidation mechanism is proposed in agreement with other works shown in the literature. (C) 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 14/02580-7 - Green electrochemical technologies for the treatment of wastewater polluted with herbicides
Grantee:Fernanda de Lourdes Souza
Support type: Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Post-doctor