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A comprehensive performance evaluation of heterogeneous Bi2Fe4O9/peroxymonosulfate system for sulfamethoxazole degradation.
Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 2019 Jan; 26(2):1026-1035.ES

Abstract

In this study, a Bi2Fe4O9 catalyst with nanoplate morphology was fabricated using a facile hydrothermal method. It was used as a catalyst to activate peroxymonosulfate (PMS) for aqueous sulfamethoxazole (SMX) removal. A comprehensive performance evaluation of the Bi2Fe4O9/PMS system was conducted by investigating the effects of pH, PMS dosage, catalyst loading, SMX concentration, temperature, and halides (Cl- and Br-) on the degradation of SMX. The Bi2Fe4O9/PMS system demonstrated a remarkable catalytic activity with >95% SMX removal within 30 min (conditions: pH 3.8, [Bi2Fe4O9] = 0.1 g L-1, [SMX]:[PMS] mol ratio =1:20). It was found that both Cl- and Br- can lead to the formation of PMS-induced reactive halide species (i.e. HClO, HBrO, and Br2) which can also react with SMX forming halogenated SMX byproducts. Based on the detected degradation byproducts, the major SMX degradation pathway in the Bi2Fe4O9/PMS system is proposed. The SMX degradation by Bi2Fe4O9/PMS system in the wastewater secondary effluent (SE) was also investigated. The results showed that SMX degradation rate in the SE was relatively slower than in the deionized water due to (i) reactive radical scavenging by water matrix species found in SE (e.g.: dissolved organic matters (DOCs), etc.), and (ii) partial deactivation of the catalyst by DOCs. Nevertheless, the selectivity of the SO4•- towards SMX degradation was evidenced from the rapid SMX degradation despite the high background DOCs in the SE. At least four times the dosage of PMS is required for SMX degradation in the SE to achieve a similar SMX removal efficiency to that of the deionized water matrix.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Nanyang Environment and Water Research Institute (NEWRI), Nanyang Technological University, CleanTech One, 1 Cleantech Loop, Singapore, 637141, Singapore. wdoh@ntu.edu.sg.Nanyang Environment and Water Research Institute (NEWRI), Nanyang Technological University, CleanTech One, 1 Cleantech Loop, Singapore, 637141, Singapore.Nanyang Environment and Water Research Institute (NEWRI), Nanyang Technological University, CleanTech One, 1 Cleantech Loop, Singapore, 637141, Singapore. cttlim@ntu.edu.sg. Division of Environmental and Water Resources Engineering, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, 50 Nanyang Avenue, Singapore, 639798, Singapore. cttlim@ntu.edu.sg.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

28130722

Citation

Oh, Wen-Da, et al. "A Comprehensive Performance Evaluation of Heterogeneous Bi2Fe4O9/peroxymonosulfate System for Sulfamethoxazole Degradation." Environmental Science and Pollution Research International, vol. 26, no. 2, 2019, pp. 1026-1035.
Oh WD, Chang VWC, Lim TT. A comprehensive performance evaluation of heterogeneous Bi2Fe4O9/peroxymonosulfate system for sulfamethoxazole degradation. Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 2019;26(2):1026-1035.
Oh, W. D., Chang, V. W. C., & Lim, T. T. (2019). A comprehensive performance evaluation of heterogeneous Bi2Fe4O9/peroxymonosulfate system for sulfamethoxazole degradation. Environmental Science and Pollution Research International, 26(2), 1026-1035. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-017-8476-9
Oh WD, Chang VWC, Lim TT. A Comprehensive Performance Evaluation of Heterogeneous Bi2Fe4O9/peroxymonosulfate System for Sulfamethoxazole Degradation. Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 2019;26(2):1026-1035. PubMed PMID: 28130722.
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TY - JOUR T1 - A comprehensive performance evaluation of heterogeneous Bi2Fe4O9/peroxymonosulfate system for sulfamethoxazole degradation. AU - Oh,Wen-Da, AU - Chang,Victor W C, AU - Lim,Teik-Thye, Y1 - 2017/01/27/ PY - 2016/11/08/received PY - 2017/01/18/accepted PY - 2017/1/29/pubmed PY - 2019/3/6/medline PY - 2017/1/29/entrez KW - Bismuth ferrite KW - Bromide KW - Chloride KW - Degradation byproducts KW - Performance evaluation KW - Peroxymonosulfate KW - Secondary effluent KW - Sulfamethoxazole SP - 1026 EP - 1035 JF - Environmental science and pollution research international JO - Environ Sci Pollut Res Int VL - 26 IS - 2 N2 - In this study, a Bi2Fe4O9 catalyst with nanoplate morphology was fabricated using a facile hydrothermal method. It was used as a catalyst to activate peroxymonosulfate (PMS) for aqueous sulfamethoxazole (SMX) removal. A comprehensive performance evaluation of the Bi2Fe4O9/PMS system was conducted by investigating the effects of pH, PMS dosage, catalyst loading, SMX concentration, temperature, and halides (Cl- and Br-) on the degradation of SMX. The Bi2Fe4O9/PMS system demonstrated a remarkable catalytic activity with >95% SMX removal within 30 min (conditions: pH 3.8, [Bi2Fe4O9] = 0.1 g L-1, [SMX]:[PMS] mol ratio =1:20). It was found that both Cl- and Br- can lead to the formation of PMS-induced reactive halide species (i.e. HClO, HBrO, and Br2) which can also react with SMX forming halogenated SMX byproducts. Based on the detected degradation byproducts, the major SMX degradation pathway in the Bi2Fe4O9/PMS system is proposed. The SMX degradation by Bi2Fe4O9/PMS system in the wastewater secondary effluent (SE) was also investigated. The results showed that SMX degradation rate in the SE was relatively slower than in the deionized water due to (i) reactive radical scavenging by water matrix species found in SE (e.g.: dissolved organic matters (DOCs), etc.), and (ii) partial deactivation of the catalyst by DOCs. Nevertheless, the selectivity of the SO4•- towards SMX degradation was evidenced from the rapid SMX degradation despite the high background DOCs in the SE. At least four times the dosage of PMS is required for SMX degradation in the SE to achieve a similar SMX removal efficiency to that of the deionized water matrix. SN - 1614-7499 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/28130722/A_comprehensive_performance_evaluation_of_heterogeneous_Bi2Fe4O9/peroxymonosulfate_system_for_sulfamethoxazole_degradation_ L2 - https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11356-017-8476-9 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -