Three-dimensional heterogeneous Electro-Fenton system with a novel catalytic particle electrode for Bisphenol A removal.

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Summary of "Three-dimensional heterogeneous Electro-Fenton system with a novel catalytic particle electrode for Bisphenol A removal."

Herein, a novel three-dimensional (3D) heterogeneous Electro-Fenton (EF) system with improved gas diffusion electrode (GDE) as cathode and magnetic nitrogen doped/reduced graphene oxide (FeO/N-rGO) as catalytic particle electrodes (CPEs) was built for Bisphenol A (BPA) removal. The FeO/N-rGO served as both particle electrodes and heterogeneous catalyst. The study concluded that BPA could be effectively removed via this hybrid system. The synergistic effect between the 3D electrode and EF system was discussed by comparing the performance of different functional particle electrodes. The 3D electrode system exhibited a larger specific surface area electrode, which improved the mass transfer of pollutants to electrode, and also accelerated the regeneration of Fe due to faster electron transfer, thereby enhancing the efficiency of EF catalysis. The EF process promotes the regeneration rate of particle electrodes and thus accelerates the 3D electrode reaction course. The parameters affecting degradation behavior of BPA were optimized. As a result, optimal removal rate of BPA and TOC was 93% and 60.5%, respectively within 90 min. The CPEs showed high catalytic performance (86.5% for BPA and 50.3% for TOC) and low catalyst loss (less than 9.5%) after 5 cycles, indicating its excellent stability and reusability. The possible mechanism of 3D heterogeneous EF was investigated by comparing the catalytic activity and •OH production capacity of homogeneous EF and Fenton-like. Built on the analysis of intermediates, a possible decomposition pathway of BPA was proposed.


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Name: Journal of hazardous materials
ISSN: 1873-3336
Pages: 120448


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