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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Oxidation of pesticides by in situ electrogenerated hydrogen peroxide: Study for the degradation of 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid
Author: Badellino, C
Rodrigues, CA
Bertazzoli, R
Abstract: This paper reports an investigation on the performance of the H2O2 electrogeneration process on a rotating RVC cylinder cathode, and the optimization of the O-2 reduction rate relative to cell potential. A study for the simultaneous oxidation of the herbicide 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D) by the in situ electrogenerated H2O2 is also reported. Experiments were performed in 0.3 M of K2SO4, pH of 10 and 3.5. Oxygen concentration in solution was kept in 25 mg L-1. Maximum hydrogen peroxide generation rate was reached at -1.6 V versus SCE for both, acidic and alkaline solutions. Then, 100 mg L-1 of 2,4-D was added to the solution. First order apparent rate constants for 2,4-D degradation ranged from 0.9 to 6.3 x 10(-5) m s(-1), depending on the catalyst used (UV or UV + Fe(II)). TOC reduction was favored in acidic medium where a decreasing of 69% of the initial concentration was observed in the process catalyzed by UV + Fe(II). This figure was an indication that some of the intermediates derived from 2,4-D decomposition remained in solution, mainly as lighter aliphatic compounds. (c) 2006 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Subject: hydrogen peroxide
hydrogen peroxide electrosynthesis
oxygen reduction
2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D)
Country: Holanda
Editor: Elsevier Science Bv
Citation: Journal Of Hazardous Materials. Elsevier Science Bv, v. 137, n. 2, n. 856, n. 864, 2006.
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2006.03.035
Date Issue: 2006
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