NiO/nanoporous carbon heterogeneous Fenton catalyst for aqueous microcystine-LR decomposition

Jo, Wan-Kuen, Karthikeyan, S., Isaacs, Mark A., Lee, Adam F., Wilson, Karen, Shin, Seung Ho, Lee, Jun Ho, Kim, Mo Keun, Park, Byung Sik and Sekaran, G. (2017). NiO/nanoporous carbon heterogeneous Fenton catalyst for aqueous microcystine-LR decomposition. Journal of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers, 74 , 289–295.


The efficacy of NiO nanoparticles dispersed on a nanoporous carbon matrix (NiO/NPC) for microcystine-LR degradation in aqueous media is reported. The NiO/NPC catalyst was characterized by porosimetry, scanning electron microscopy, elemental analysis, powder X-ray diffraction, and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, and applied to the oxidative degradation of microcystine-LR contaminated water in the presence of hydrogen peroxide as a function of pH under ambient conditions. Optimal MC-LR removal efficiency was 86% at neutral pH catalyzed by this heterogeneous Fenton-like (NiO/NPC with H2O2) process, which has the added benefit of avoiding secondary metal pollution during microcystine-LR degradation. NiO/NPC represents an earth abundant catalyst for generating hydroxyl radicals to facilitate environmental depollution of organic pollutants from wastewater.

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Divisions: Engineering & Applied Sciences > Chemical engineering & applied chemistry
Engineering & Applied Sciences > European Bioenergy Research Institute (EBRI)
Additional Information: © 2017, Elsevier. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Funding: EPSRC (EP/K021796/1, EP/K029525/2); Royal Society and Science and Engineering Research Board for the award of a Royal Society- SERB “Newton International Fellowship”; National Research Foundation of Korea grant funded by the Korea Government (MSIP) (No. 2016R1A2B4009122).
Uncontrolled Keywords: carbon,heterogeneous catalyst,microcystine-LR,nickel,oxidation,Chemistry(all),Chemical Engineering(all)
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Published Date: 2017-05
Authors: Jo, Wan-Kuen
Karthikeyan, S.
Isaacs, Mark A.
Lee, Adam F. ( 0000-0002-2153-1391)
Wilson, Karen ( 0000-0003-4873-708X)
Shin, Seung Ho
Lee, Jun Ho
Kim, Mo Keun
Park, Byung Sik
Sekaran, G.



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