Enhanced removals of micropollutants in binary organic systems by biomass derived porous carbon/peroxymonosulfate

Tian, Wenjie and Lin, Jingkai and Zhang, Huayang and Duan, Xiaoguang and Sun, Hongqi and Wang, Hao and Wang, Shaobin (2020) Enhanced removals of micropollutants in binary organic systems by biomass derived porous carbon/peroxymonosulfate. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 408:124459. pp. 1-10. ISSN 0304-3894


Abstract

Water pollution usually involves multiple pollutants, and their degradation mechanisms are complicated. In this study, we investigated the degradation of single and binary pollutants (phenol and p-hydroxybenzoic acid (HBA)) in water, using biomass-derived N-doped porous carbon (Y-PC) for peroxymonosulfate (PMS) activation and we found better kinetics and efficiencies of degradation in binary pollutants than single pollutant systems. Electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR), quenching experiments, and electrochemical tests indicated that •OH, SO4•−, O2•−, and 1O2 accounted for the catalytic oxidation of phenol/HBA, while the electron-transfer pathway had an additional contribution to phenol degradation. We unveiled that the HBA degradation rate was similar in the binary and single systems due to the non-selective attack of the micropollutants by •OH, SO4•−, O2•− and 1O2. However, phenol degradation rate was significantly accelerated in the binary phenol/HBA system as compared to that in the single phenol solution, due to the exclusive and selective role of electron transfer pathway. In the binary micropollutant system, a fortified electron-transfer pathway over phenol directly expedited its decomposition and contributed indirectly to this process. This study provides new insights into porous carbon-based advanced oxidation processes for the simultaneous removal of multicomponent contaminants in practical applications.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Institute for Advanced Engineering and Space Sciences - Centre for Future Materials (1 Jan 2017 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Institute for Advanced Engineering and Space Sciences - Centre for Future Materials (1 Jan 2017 -)
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2022 23:49
Last Modified: 28 Mar 2022 04:02
Uncontrolled Keywords: Binary Micropollutants; Biomass-derived N-doped carbon; Nonradical; Peroxymonosulfate; Radical
Fields of Research (2008): 09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091202 Composite and Hybrid Materials
Fields of Research (2020): 40 ENGINEERING > 4016 Materials engineering > 401602 Composite and hybrid materials
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 28 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 2801 Expanding knowledge > 280110 Expanding knowledge in engineering
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhazmat.2020.124459
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/46360

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