The aim of this work was the optimization of the performance of the cold plasma technology coupled with a structured catalyst for the discoloration and mineralization of “acid orange 7” (AO7) azo dye. The structured catalyst consists of Fe2O3 immobilized on glass spheres, and it was prepared by the “dip coating” method and characterized by different chemico-physical techniques. The experiments were carried out in a dielectric barrier discharge (DBD) reactor. Thanks to the presence of the catalytic packed material, the complete discoloration and mineralization of the dye was achieved with voltage equal to 12 kV, lower than those generally used with this technology (approximately 20–40 kV). The best result in terms of discoloration and mineralization (80% after only 5 min both for discoloration and mineralization) was obtained with 0.25 wt% of Fe2O3 immobilized on the glass spheres, without formation of reaction by-products, as shown by the HPLC analysis. The optimized catalyst was reused for several reuse cycles without any substantial decrease of performances. Moreover, tests with radical scavengers evidenced that the most responsible oxidizing species for the degradation of AO7 dye was O2•−.

Degradation of acid orange 7 azo dye in aqueous solution by a catalytic-assisted, non-thermal plasma process

Iervolino G.;Vaiano V.;Pepe G.;Campiglia P.;Palma V.
2020-01-01

Abstract

The aim of this work was the optimization of the performance of the cold plasma technology coupled with a structured catalyst for the discoloration and mineralization of “acid orange 7” (AO7) azo dye. The structured catalyst consists of Fe2O3 immobilized on glass spheres, and it was prepared by the “dip coating” method and characterized by different chemico-physical techniques. The experiments were carried out in a dielectric barrier discharge (DBD) reactor. Thanks to the presence of the catalytic packed material, the complete discoloration and mineralization of the dye was achieved with voltage equal to 12 kV, lower than those generally used with this technology (approximately 20–40 kV). The best result in terms of discoloration and mineralization (80% after only 5 min both for discoloration and mineralization) was obtained with 0.25 wt% of Fe2O3 immobilized on the glass spheres, without formation of reaction by-products, as shown by the HPLC analysis. The optimized catalyst was reused for several reuse cycles without any substantial decrease of performances. Moreover, tests with radical scavengers evidenced that the most responsible oxidizing species for the degradation of AO7 dye was O2•−.
File in questo prodotto:
Non ci sono file associati a questo prodotto.

I documenti in IRIS sono protetti da copyright e tutti i diritti sono riservati, salvo diversa indicazione.

Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: https://hdl.handle.net/11386/4750529
 Attenzione

Attenzione! I dati visualizzati non sono stati sottoposti a validazione da parte dell'ateneo

Citazioni
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.pmc??? ND
  • Scopus 21
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.isi??? ND
social impact