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Photoelectrocatalytic/photoelectro-Fenton coupling system using a nanostructured photoanode for the oxidation of a textile dye: Kinetics study and oxidation pathway

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Autor(es):
Almeida, Lucio C. [1] ; Silva, Bianca F. [1] ; Zanoni, Maria V. B. [1]
Número total de Autores: 3
Afiliação do(s) autor(es):
[1] UNESP, Dept Analyt Chem, Inst Chem Araraquara, BR-14800900 Araraquara, SP - Brazil
Número total de Afiliações: 1
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: Chemosphere; v. 136, p. 63-71, OCT 2015.
Citações Web of Science: 17
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In this study, a coupled photoelectrocatalytic/photoelectro-Fenton reactor was designed to enhance the degradation efficiency of organic pollutants and tested using the azo dye Orange G as a model compound. Pt-decorated TiO2 nanotubes were used as a photoanode with an air-diffusion polytetrafluoroethylene cathode for H2O2 generation. The sum of individual effects of coupling the photoelectrocatalytic and photoelectro-Fenton processes was evaluated as a function of the decolorization and mineralization of Orange G solutions. The dye solutions were only completely decolorized in more acidic conditions (pH 3.0). The mineralization of the Orange G solutions increased in the sequence photoelectrocatalytic < electro-Fenton < coupled photoelectrocatalytic/photoelectro-Fenton due to the gradual increase in the production of (OH)-O-center dot radicals. Total organic carbon reductions of 80% for photoelectrocatalysis, 87% for electro-Fenton and 97% for the coupled processes were obtained when using an applied electric charge per unit volume of electrolyzed solution of 200 mA h L-1. The Orange G decays for all treatments followed pseudo-first-order kinetics, suggesting the attack of a constant concentration of (OH)-O-center dot radicals. Aromatics such as naphthalenic and benzenic compounds were formed as by-products and were identified using LC-MS/MS analysis. In addition, the generated aliphatic acids were identified using ion-exclusion high-performance liquid chromatography. The final by-products of oxalic and formic acid were identified as ultimate by-products and formed Fe(III) complexes that were rapidly mineralized to CO2 by UV-Vis irradiation. Then, according to the identified oxidation by-products, a plausible pathway was proposed for the degradation of Orange G dye by the coupled process. (C) 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 11/21606-9 - Síntese e caracterização de fotoanodos de Ti/TiO2-Pt e de Ti/TiO2/WO3 para aplicação na degradação de corantes VAT via processo Fotoeletro-Fenton
Beneficiário:Lucio César de Almeida
Linha de fomento: Bolsas no Brasil - Pós-Doutorado