Visible light assisted heterogeneous electro-fenton oxidation of catechol catalyzed by nano-Fe3O4

Baolin Hou, Ye Liu, Bozhi Ren, Andrew S. Hursthouse

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Degradation of catechol in visible light assisted heterogeneous electro-Fenton catalyzed by nano-Fe3O4 was study and the effects of operational parameters such as current density, temperature, illumination intensity and catalyst dosage on degradation performance were investigated respectively. The prepared nano-Fe3O4 catalyst was characterized with SEM, XRD et. al. Efficient degradation performance was obtained in this visible light assisted heterogeneous electro-Fenton system. The relationship between apparent rate constant and catalyst dosage at lower values exhibited high relativity. The interface reaction mechanism was dominant in this heterogeneous system catalyzed by nano-Fe3O4 based on the normalization of apparent rate constant and thermodynamics analysis. In addition, the stability and reusability of the prepared catalyst was tested via successive bath experiments.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1681-1687
Number of pages7
JournalFresenius Environmental Bulletin
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2018



  • heterogeneous electro-Fenton
  • nano-Fe3O4
  • visible light assisted
  • catechol

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