Fenton-like degradation of Bisphenol A catalyzed by mesoporous Cu/TUD-1


A family of copper oxide catalysts with loadings spanning 1–5 wt% were dispersed on a three dimensional, mesoporous TUD-1 silica through a hydrothermal, surfactant-free route employing tetraethylene glycol as a structure-directing agent. Their bulk and surface properties were characterized by N2 physisorption, XRD, DRUVS, EPR, TEM and Raman spectroscopy, confirming the expected mesoporous wormhole/foam support morphology and presence of well-dispersed CuO nanoparticles (∼5–20 nm). The catalytic performance of Cu/TUD-1 was evaluated as heterogeneous Fenton-like catalysts for Bisphenol A (BPA) oxidative degradation in the presence of H2O2 as a function of [H2O2], and CuO loading. Up to 90.4% of 100 ppm BPA removal was achieved over 2.5 wt% Cu/TUD-1 within 180 min, with negligible Cu leaching into the treated water.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apsusc.2016.09.162
Divisions: College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > School of Infrastructure and Sustainable Engineering > Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry
College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > Energy and Bioproducts Research Institute (EBRI)
Additional Information: © 2016, Elsevier. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ 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”; and joint National Science Foundation and Environmental Protection Agency program Networks for Sustainable Material Synthesis and Design (NSF-EPA 1339661). Supplementary data available on the journal website.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bisphenol A,copper,excitation-emission matrix,Fenton-like oxidation,mesoporous solid,TUD-1,Surfaces, Coatings and Films
Publication ISSN: 0169-4332
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2024 07:06
Date Deposited: 15 Nov 2016 08:50
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PURE Output Type: Article
Published Date: 2017-01-30
Published Online Date: 2016-10-01
Accepted Date: 2016-09-29
Submitted Date: 2016-08-07
Authors: Pachamuthu, Muthusamy P.
Karthikeyan, Sekar
Maheswari, Rajamanickam
Lee, Adam F. (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-2153-1391)
Ramanathan, Anand

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