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Design of highly efficient porous carbon foam cathode for electro-Fenton degradation of antimicrobial sulfanilamide

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Ganiyu, Soliu O. [1] ; Gomes de Araujo, Maria Jose [1] ; de Araujo Costa, Emily C. T. [1] ; Lima Santos, Jose Eudes [1] ; dos Santos, Elisama Vieira [2] ; Martinez-Huitle, Carlos A. [1, 3] ; Castella Pergher, Sibele Berenice [1]
Total Authors: 7
[1] Univ Fed Rio Grande do Norte, Inst Chem, BR-59078970 Natal, RN - Brazil
[2] Univ Fed Rio Grande do Norte, Sci & Technol Sch, BR-59078970 Natal, RN - Brazil
[3] Johannes Gutenberg Univ Mainz, Inst Organ Chem, Duesbergweg 10-14, D-P55128 Mainz - Germany
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Web of Science Citations: 0

This work investigated, for the first time, the potential of novel biomass derived carbon foam as a suitable and efficient electrocatalytic material (as cathode) for in-situ hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) production and its applicability in electro-Fenton (EF) approach for oxidizing organic pollutants. The carbon foam cathode was prepared by polymerization and carbonization of sucrose at high temperature. The as-prepared carbon foam consists of highly porous and extremely light structure with interconnected spherical cells. It exhibited excellent electrocatalytic properties such as high conductivity, relatively high redox current and several active-sites for producing oxidizing species, such as H2O2. This demonstrated good electrocatalytic activity for in-situ production of H2O2, achieving up to 7 mg L-1 at 60 mA. When carbon foam cathode was used in EF approach, it contributed to achieving complete degradation and COD removal of 0.5 mM synthetic sulfanilamide solution within 4 h of treatment. The EF process with carbon foam cathode also showed complete degradation and high mineralization of sulfanilamide in different electrolytes and real water matrices with extreme stability and reusability. (AU)

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
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