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Fenton Process for the Degradation of Methylene Blue using Different Nanostructured Catalysts

María del C Cotto-Maldonado1, José Duconge1, Carmen Morant2 and Francisco Márquez1
  • 1 University of Turabo, United States
  • 2 Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain

Abstract

In many places of the world, water is a scarcity resource. The possibility of reusing water increases the relevance of developing different water treatment methods. The goal of this research was to determine if the photo-Fenton processes are efficient for the degradation of organic compounds, as a possible alternative for wastewater treatment. In order to carry out this study, different catalysts were characterized by different techniques (XRD, FE-SEM, SBET and TGA) and catalytic tests. Iron oxide nanowires (Fe2O3NWs) and a commercial catalyst (FeCl2) were tested in the methylene blue photo-Fenton degradation reaction. The catalysts used were able to degrade the methylene blue and could eventually be used to remove contaminants from the water.

American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Volume 10 No. 2, 2017, 373-381

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/ajeassp.2017.373.381

Submitted On: 15 March 2017 Published On: 19 July 2017

How to Cite: Cotto-Maldonado, M. D. C., Duconge, J., Morant, C. & Márquez, F. (2017). Fenton Process for the Degradation of Methylene Blue using Different Nanostructured Catalysts. American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 10(2), 373-381. https://doi.org/10.3844/ajeassp.2017.373.381

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Keywords

  • Photo-Fenton Process
  • Methylene Blue
  • Iron Oxide Nanowires
  • Advanced Oxidation Processes