CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES EN FISICA E INGENIERIA DEL CENTRO DE LA PROVINCIA DE BUENOS AIRES
Unidad Ejecutora - UE
Nitrobenzene degradation in Fenton-like systems using Cu(II) as catalyst. Comparison between Cu(II)- and Fe(III)-based systems
DANIELA A. NICHELA; ANDREA M. BERKOVIC; MARIANA A. COSTANTE; MARÍA P. JULIARENA; FERNANDO S. GARCÍA EINSCHLAG
CHEMICAL ENGINEERING JOURNAL
ELSEVIER SCIENCE SA
Lugar: Amsterdam; Año: 2013 vol. 228 p. 1148 - 1148
Nitrobenzene (NBE) degradation in Fenton-like systems using copper(II) as catalyst wasinvestigated and compared with the trends observed in iron(III)-based systems. UV-visspectroscopy, HPLC and TOC measurements were used to characterize the evolution ofthe reaction mixtures. Kinetic profiles were analyzed under a wide range of experimentalconditions in order to assess the effects of the reaction temperature, initial concentrationsand working pH. For both Cu(II)-based and Fe(III)-based systems, treatment timesdecreased with increasing oxidant and catalyst concentrations, but augmented withincreasing NBE concentration. However, significant differences were observed for Cu(II)-based systems: higher activation energy above room temperature, broader pH range ofactivity with an optimal pH of about 6.2, absence of 1,3-dinitrobenzene among the reactionproducts and important reductions in the TOC levels even in the absence of irradiation.