American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences

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

María del C Cotto-Maldonado, José Duconge, Carmen Morant and Francisco Márquez

DOI : 10.3844/ajeassp.2017.373.381

American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Volume 10, Issue 2

Pages 373-381

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.

Copyright

© 2017 María del C Cotto-Maldonado, José Duconge, Carmen Morant and Francisco Márquez. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.