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Enhanced heterogeneous photo-Fenton process modified by magnetite and EDDS: BPA degradation

Abstract : In this research, magnetite and ethylenediamine-N,N'-disuccinic acid (EDDS) are used in a heterogeneous photo-Fenton system in order to find a new way to remove organic contaminants from water. Influence of different parameters including magnetite dosage, EDDS concentration, H2O2 concentration, and pH value were evaluated. The effect of different radical species including HO(·) and HO2(·)/O2(·-) was investigated by addition of different scavengers into the system. The addition of EDDS improved the heterogeneous photo-Fenton degradation of bisphenol A (BPA) through the formation of photochemically efficient Fe-EDDS complex. This effect is dependent on the H2O2 and EDDS concentrations and pH value. The high performance observed at pH 6.2 could be explained by the ability of O2(·-) to generate Fe(II) from Fe(III) species reduction. GC-MS analysis suggested that the cleavage of the two benzene rings is the first degradation step followed by oxidation leading to the formation of the benzene derivatives. Then, the benzene ring was opened due to the attack of HO(·) radicals producing short-chain organic compounds of low molecular weight like glycerol and ethylene glycol. These findings regarding the capability of EDDS/magnetite system to promote heterogeneous photo-Fenton oxidation have important practical implications for water treatment technologies.
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Wenyu Huang, Mengqi Luo, Chaoshuai Wei, Yinghui Wang, Khalil Hanna, et al.. Enhanced heterogeneous photo-Fenton process modified by magnetite and EDDS: BPA degradation. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, Springer Verlag, 2017, 24 (11), pp.10421-10429. ⟨10.1007/s11356-017-8728-8⟩. ⟨hal-01518040⟩



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