Springer Nature is making SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 research free. View research | View latest news | Sign up for updates

Nanostructured ZnO-TiO2 thin film oxide as anode material in electrooxidation of organic pollutants. Application to the removal of dye Amido black 10B from water

  • 465 Accesses

  • 7 Citations

Abstract

Electrochemical oxidative degradation of diazo dye Amido black 10B (AB10B) as model pollutant in water has been studied using nanostructured ZnO-TiO2 thin films deposited on graphite felt (GrF) substrate as anode. The influence of various operating parameters, namely the current intensity, the nature and concentration of catalyst, the nature of electrode materials (anode/cathode), and the adsorption of dye and ambient light were investigated. It was found that the oxidative degradation of AB10B followed pseudo first-order kinetics. The optimal operating conditions for the degradation of 0.12 mM (74 mg L−1) dye concentration and mineralization of its aqueous solution were determined as GrF-ZnO-TiO2 thin film anode, 100 mA current intensity, and 0.1 mM Fe2+ (catalyst) concentration. Under these operating conditions, discoloration of AB10B solution was reached at 60 min while 6 h treatment needed for a mineralization degree of 91 %. Therefore, this study confirmed that the electrochemical process is effective for the degradation of AB10B in water using nanostructured ZnO-TiO2 thin film anodes.

This is a preview of subscription content, log in to check access.

Fig. 1
Fig. 2
Fig. 3
Fig. 4
Fig. 5
Fig. 6
Fig. 7
Fig. 8

References

  1. Aboul-Gheit AK, El-Desouki DS, El-Salamony RA (2014) Different outlet for preparing nano-TiO2 catalysts for the photodegradation of Black B dye in water. Egypt J Pet 23:339–348

  2. Arslan I, Balcioglu IA, Bahnermann DV (2000) Advanced chemical oxidation of reactive dyes in simulated dyehouse effluents by ferrioxalate-Fenton/UV-A and TiO2/UV-A processes. Dyes Pigments 47:207–218

  3. Brillas E, Martinez-Huitle CA (eds) (2011) Synthetic diamond films: preparation, electrochemistry, characterization, and applications. Wiley, New Jersey

  4. Brillas E, Martínez-Huitle CA (2015) Decontamination of wastewaters containing synthetic organic dyes by electrochemical methods. An updated review. Appl Catal B Environ 166:603–643

  5. Brillas E, Sirés I, Oturan MA (2009) Electro-Fenton process and related electrochemical technologies based on Fenton’s reaction chemistry. Chem Rev 109:6570–6631

  6. Chung KT (2015) Occurrence, uses, and carcinogenicity of arylamines. Front Biosci 7:322–345

  7. de Araujo DM, Canizares P, Martinez-Huitle CA, Rodrigo MA (2014) Electrochemical conversion/combustion of a model organic pollutant on BDD anode: role of sp(3)/sp(2) ratio. Electrochem Comm 47:37–40

  8. de Araujo DM, Saez C, Martinez-Huitle CA, Canizares P, Rodrigo MA (2015) Influence of mediated processes on the removal of Rhodamine with conductive-diamond electrochemical oxidation. Appl catal B-Environ 166:454–459

  9. Diagne M, Sharma VK, Oturan N, Oturan MA (2014) Depollution of indigo dye by anodic oxidation and electro-Fenton processes using boron-doped diamond anode. Environ Chem Lett 12:219–224

  10. Dinesh VP, Biji P, Ashok A, Dhara SK, Kamruddin M, Tyagi AK, Raj B (2014) Plasmon-mediated, highly enhanced photocatalytic degradation of industrial textile dyes using hybrid ZnO@Ag core-shell nanorods. RSC Adv 4:58930–58940

  11. Dirany A, Sirés I, Oturan N, Özcan A, Oturan MA (2012) Electrochemical treatment of Sulfachloropyridazine: kinetics, reaction pathways, and toxicity evolution. Environ Sci Technol 46:4074–4082

  12. El-Ghenymy A, Rodríguez RM, Brillas E, Oturan N, Oturan MA (2014) Electro-Fenton degradation of the antibiotic sulfanilamide with Pt/carbon-felt and BDD/carbon-felt cells. Kinetics, reaction intermediates and toxicity assessment. Environ Sci Pollut Res 21:8368–8378

  13. Es-Souni M (2011) Coating for polymers, European patent nr. EP2707438 (https://www.google.com/patents/EP2707438A1?cl=en)

  14. Guivarch E, Trevin S, Lahitte C, Oturan MA (2003) Degradation of azo dyes in water by electro-Fenton process. Environ Chem Lett 1:39–44

  15. Hisaindee S, Meetani MA, Rauf MA (2013) Application of LC-MS to the analysis of advanced oxidation process (AOP) degradation of dye products and reaction mechanisms. Trends Anal Chem 49:31–44

  16. Kirupavasam EK, Raj GAG (2012) Photocatalytic degradation of Amido black-10B using nanophotocatalyst. J Chem Pharm Res 4:2979–2987

  17. Labiadh L, Oturan MA, Panizza M, Ben Hamadi N, Ammar S (2015) Complete removal of AHPS synthetic dye from water using new electro-Fenton oxidation catalyzed by natural pyrite as heterogeneous catalyst. J Hazard Mater 297:34–41

  18. Lahkimi A, Chaouch M, Oturan N, Oturan MA (2007) Removal of textile dyes from water by electro-Fenton process. Environ Chem Lett 5:35–39

  19. Lin H, Wu J, Oturan N, Zhang H, Oturan MA (2016) Degradation of artificial sweetener saccharin in aqueous medium by electrochemically generated hydroxyl radicals. Environ Sci Pollut Res 23:4442–4453

  20. Martinez-Huitle CA, Quiroz MA, Comninellis C, Ferro S, De Battisti A (2004) Electrochemical incineration of chloranilic acid using Ti/IrO2, Pb/PbO2 and Si/BDD electrodes. Electrochim Acta 50:949–956

  21. Mirkhani V, Tangestaninejad S, Moghadam M, Habibi MH, Rostami-Vartooni A (2009) Photodegradation of aromatic amines by Ag-TiO2 photocatalyst. J Iran Chem Soc 6:800–807

  22. Olvera-Vargas H, Oturan N, Aravindakumar CT, Sunil Paul MM, Sharma VK, Oturan MA (2014) Electro-oxidation of the dye azure B: kinetics, mechanism and by-products. Environ Sci Pollut Res 21:8379–8386

  23. Oturan MA (2014) Electrochemical advanced oxidation technologies for removal of organic pollutants from water. Environl Sci Pollut Res 21:8333–8335

  24. Oturan MA, Aaron JJ (2014) Advanced oxidation processes in water/wastewater treatment: principles and applications. A review. Crit Rev Environl Sci Technol 44:2577–2641

  25. Oturan N, Trajkovska S, Oturan MA, Couderchet M, Aaron JJ (2008) Study of the toxicity of diuron and its metabolites formed in aqueous medium during application of the electrochemical advanced oxidation process “electro-Fenton”. Chemosphere 73:1550–1556

  26. Oturan N, Brillas E, Oturan MA (2012) Unprecedented total mineralization of atrazine and cyanuric acid by anodic oxidation and electro-Fenton with a boron-doped diamond anode. Environ Chem Lett 10:165–170

  27. Panizza M, Cerisola G (2009) Direct and mediated anodic oxidation of organic pollutants. Chem Rev 109:6541–6569

  28. Panizza M, Dirany A, Sirés I, Haidar H, Oturan N, Oturan MA (2014) Complete mineralization of the antibiotic amoxicillin by electro-Fenton with a BDD anode. J Appl Electrochem 44:1327–1335

  29. Qamar M, Saquib M, Muneer M (2005) Photocatalytic degradation of two selected dye derivatives, chromotrope 2B and Amido black 10B, in aqueous suspensions of titanium dioxide. Dyes Pigments 65:1–9

  30. Rocha JHB, Solano AMS, Fernandes NS, da Silva DR, Peralta-Hernandez JM, Martinez-Huitle CA (2012) Electrochemical degradation of Remazol red BR and Novacron blue C-D dyes using diamond electrode. Electrocatalysis 3:1–12

  31. Rodrigo MA, Oturan N, Oturan MA (2014) Electrochemically assisted remediation of pesticides in soils and water: a review. Chem Rev 11:8720–8745

  32. Sen S, Demirer GN (2003) Anaerobic treatment of real textile wastewater with a fluidized bed reactor. Water Res 37:1868–1878

  33. Senthilkumar S, Perumalsamy M, Janardhana Prabhu H (2014) Decolourization potential of white-rot fungus Phanerochaete chrysosporium on synthetic dye bath effluent containing Amido black 10B. J Saudi Chem Soc 18:845–853

  34. Shukla S, Oturan MA (2015) Dye removal via electrochemistry and oxidation using semiconductor oxides nanotubes. Environ Chem Lett 13:157–172

  35. Sirés I, Brillas E, Oturan MA, Rodrigo M, Panizza M (2014) Electrochemical advanced oxidation processes: today and tomorrow. A review. Environ Sci Pollut Res 21:8336–8367

  36. Solozhenko EG, Soboleva NM, Goncharuk VV (1995) Decolourization of azodye solutions by Fenton’s oxidation. Water Res 29:2206–2210

  37. Sun JH, Sun SP, Wang GL, Qiao L (2007) Degradation of azo dye Amido black 10B in aqueous solution by Fenton oxidation process. Dyes Pigments 74:647–652

  38. Tan KB, Vakili M, Hord BA, Poh PE, Abdullah AZ, Salamatinia B (2015) Adsorption of dyes by nanomaterials: recent developments and adsorption mechanisms. Separ Purif Technol 150:229–242

  39. Toh YC, Yen JJL, Obbard JP, Ting YP (2003) Decolourisation of azo dyes by white-rot fungi (WRF) isolated in Singapore. Enzym Microb Technol 33:569–575

  40. Vasudevan S, Oturan MA (2014) Electrochemistry: as cause and cure in water pollution—an overview. Environ Chem Lett 12:97–108

Download references

Author information

Correspondence to Mehmet A. Oturan.

Additional information

Responsible editor: Philippe Garrigues

Rights and permissions

Reprints and Permissions

About this article

Verify currency and authenticity via CrossMark

Cite this article

El-Kacemi, S., Zazou, H., Oturan, N. et al. Nanostructured ZnO-TiO2 thin film oxide as anode material in electrooxidation of organic pollutants. Application to the removal of dye Amido black 10B from water. Environ Sci Pollut Res 24, 1442–1449 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-016-7920-6

Download citation

Keywords

  • Amido black 10B
  • Nanostructured ZnO-TiO2
  • Electrooxidation
  • Electro-Fenton
  • Rate constant
  • Mineralization