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Transactions of Tianjin University

, Volume 24, Issue 4, pp 361–369 | Cite as

Fe–Mn/MCM-41: Preparation, Characterization, and Catalytic Activity for Methyl Orange in the Process of Heterogeneous Fenton Reaction

  • Xubin Zhang
  • Jianxin Dong
  • Zhencheng Hao
  • Wangfeng Cai
  • Fumin Wang
Research Article
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Abstract

Active Fe- and Mn-loaded MCM-41 (Fe–Mn/MCM-41), which was synthesized via a hydrothermal reaction followed by impregnation, is used in the heterogeneous Fenton reaction to degrade methyl orange (MO) in aqueous solution. The synthesized samples were characterized by X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, N2 adsorption–desorption isotherm analysis, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. Compared with Fe/MCM-41 and Mn/MCM-41, Fe–Mn/MCM-41 showed higher activity for MO degradation and mineralization. Effects of various operating parameters, such as pH, Mn content, and H2O2 dosage, on the degradation process were subsequently investigated. Results of experiments on the effect of radical scavengers revealed that the degradation of MO could be attributed to oxidation by HO·. The synergy of Fe and Mn species in the Fenton oxidation process was also explained.

Keywords

Heterogeneous Fenton Fe–Mn/MCM-41 nanocomposite Higher activity Synergy 

Notes

Acknowledgements

This study was supported by the National Basic Research Program of China (“973” Program, No. 2012CB720302) and Program for Changjiang Scholars and the Innovative Research Team in Universities (No. IRT0936).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Xubin Zhang
    • 1
  • Jianxin Dong
    • 1
  • Zhencheng Hao
    • 1
  • Wangfeng Cai
    • 1
  • Fumin Wang
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Chemical Engineering and TechnologyTianjin UniversityTianjinChina

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