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Understanding the electrochemical oxidation of dyes on platinum and boron-doped diamond electrode surfaces: experimental and computational study

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da Costa Soares, Izabelle Cristina [1] ; Lopes da Silva, Amison Rick [1, 2] ; Martins de Moura Santos, Elaine Cristina [1] ; dos Santos, Elisama Vieira [1] ; da Silva, Djalma Ribeiro [1] ; Martinez-Huitle, Carlos A. [1, 3]
Total Authors: 6
[1] Univ Fed Rio Grande do Norte, Inst Chem, BR-59072970 Lagoa Nova, RN - Brazil
[2] Univ Fed Ceara, Analyt Chem & Chem Phys Dept, BR-60455900 Fortaleza, Ceara - Brazil
[3] Johannes Gutenberg Univ Mainz, Inst Organ Chem, Duesbergweg 10-14, D-55128 Mainz - Germany
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Solid State Electrochemistry; SEP 2020.
Web of Science Citations: 0

Anodic oxidation (AO) approach proceeds via direct and indirect electrochemical pathways and their subsequent reactions. The interest to elucidate the mechanisms for removing dyes from water contributes to the understanding of more complex reactions involving organic pollutants towards anode surfaces. The present study was motivated by the reports that promote the use of AO for removing different organic compounds but no considerations about the influence of different functional groups in their structure have been discussed. Therefore, we have evaluated the influence of different functional groups in the dye structure (Reactive Orange 16, Reactive Violet 4, Reactive Red 228, and Reactive Black 5) by potentiodynamic measurements and by computational analyzes using density functional theory (DFT). The computational studies have allowed to carry out morphological studies on the frontier orbitals where the electrons are more energetic and then, the electron-transfer to electrode surface is achieved, which was associated to the electrochemical measurements (current-potential profiles). Also, the theoretical studies were used to understand the bulk electrolysis, in terms of mineralization. The results clearly demonstrate that organic molecules can be degraded in different way and level due to the oxidants electrochemically generated as well as the interaction of dyes with anode surface by adsorbed/non-adsorbed intermediates. Conversely, the decolorization mechanisms, which are related to the fragmentation of chromophore group, are associated to the direct AO approach, favoring different order of elimination, as already reported in our previous work. The results were discussed in light of the existing literature. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 14/50945-4 - INCT 2014: National Institute for Alternative Technologies of Detection, Toxicological Evaluation and Removal of Micropollutants and Radioactivies
Grantee:Maria Valnice Boldrin
Support type: Research Projects - Thematic Grants
FAPESP's process: 19/13113-4 - Photo (electro) catalysis and photoeletro-fenton processes for emerging contaminants removal from industrial wastewater
Grantee:Maria Valnice Boldrin
Support type: Regular Research Grants