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Homogeneous photocatalytic Fe3+/Fe2+ redox cycle for simultaneous Cr (VI) reduction and organic pollutant oxidation: Roles of hydroxyl radical and degradation intermediates

Title
Homogeneous photocatalytic Fe3+/Fe2+ redox cycle for simultaneous Cr (VI) reduction and organic pollutant oxidation: Roles of hydroxyl radical and degradation intermediates
Authors
D.-h. KimD. LeeD. Monllor-SatocaK. KimW. LeeCHOI, WONYONG
Date Issued
15-Jun-2019
Publisher
ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV
Abstract
The sustained oxidation of aqueous organic pollutants using hydroxyl radicals (HO center dot) generated in the UV-irradiated solution of ferric ions was investigated in the presence of Cr(VI). The synergistic effect of simultaneous 4-chlorophenol (4-CP) oxidation and Cr(VI) reduction is explained in terms of the various roles of OH radical, degradation intermediates, and Fe3+/Fe2+ redox cycle. The photolysis of Fe-III(OH)(2+) generates OH radical which degrades the organic substrate. The reduction of Cr(VI) was inhibited by the OH radical-induced re oxidation of Cr(III) in the absence of 4-CP. The complete removal of Cr(VI) was achieved only in the presence of phenolic substrates which not only reacts with OH radical (hence inhibiting the reoxidation of Cr(III)) but also generates reducing intermediates which effectively reduce Cr(VI). Fe2+ also converted Cr(VI) to Cr(III) with regenerating Fe3+, which makes the overall process photocatalytic. The photocatalytic activity for the simultaneous removal of 4-CP and Cr(VI) was largely maintained up to five cycles. Such simultaneous and synergic photoactivity was also observed for other phenolic compounds (4-bromophenol, 4-nitrophenol, phenol). The simultaneous and synergic removal of phenolic compounds and Cr(VI) can be enabled through the redox couple of Fe3+/Fe2+ working as a homogeneous photocatalyst.
Keywords
PHOTO-FENTON REACTION; HYDROGEN-PEROXIDE; SOLAR DISINFECTION; DRINKING-WATER; 4-CHLOROPHENOL; REMOVAL; CHROMIUM(VI); POTENTIALS; KINETICS; CR(VI)
URI
http://oasis.postech.ac.kr/handle/2014.oak/98915
ISSN
0304-3894
Article Type
Article
Citation
JOURNAL OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS, vol. 372, page. 121 - 128, 2019-06-15
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