LEAL DENIS Maria Florencia
Studies on the activation of hydrogen peroxide for color removal in the presence of a new Cu(II)- polyampholyte heterogeneous catalyst
JUAN MANUEL LÁZARO MARTÍNEZ; MARÍA FLORENCIA LEAL DENIS; LIDIA LEONOR PIEHL; EMILIO RUBÍN DE CELIS; GRACIELA YOLANDA BULDAIN; VIVIANA CAMPO DALL ORTO
APPLIED CATALYSIS B-ENVIRONMENTAL
Lugar: Amsterdam. Netherlands; Año: 2008 vol. 82 p. 273 - 282
In this work we describe the application of a new non-soluble and non-porous complex with copper ion based on ethylene glycol diglycidylether (EGDE), methacrylic acid (MAA) and 2-methylimidazole (2MI) in the decolorization of an azo dye Methyl Orange (MO) as a model pollutant at room temperature. The complex with copper ion was studied by ESR and SEM and was tested as a heterogeneous catalyst for H2O2 activation. A possible mechanism of interaction involves the production of hydroxyl radicals (confirmed by ESR), dioxygen and water. The Cu(II)-polyampholyte/H2O2 system acted efficiently in the color removal of MO. The adsorption and oxidative degradation of the azobased dye followed pseudo-first-order kinetic profiles, and the rate constant for degradation had a second-order dependence on copper ion content in the mixture. A removal of MO higher than 90% was achieved in 20 min at pH 7.0, combining 0.8 uM of complexed copper ions in the mixture with 24 mM hydrogen peroxide. The dye adsorbed on the polyampholyte following a L4-type isotherm with 4.9 umol g-1 maximum loading capacity and 3.1 uM dissociation constant for the first monolayer.