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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
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

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.

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Keywords

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