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Development of a Co2+/PMS process involving target contaminant degradation and PMS decomposition

Abstract

The use of cobalt (II) salts (Co2+) for the catalytic decomposition of peroxymonosulfate (PMS) and the subsequent production of free radicals has demonstrated high efficiency in removing organic contaminants from water. However, only a few reports are available on the systematic analysis of PMS decomposition by Co2+ and its effect on contaminant degradation kinetics. In this study, PMS decomposition was evaluated at different initial PMS (5, 10, and 15 mM) and cobalt (0.05, 0.10, and 0.20 mM) concentrations. For all of the cases in this study, over 60% PMS decomposition was achieved after 30 min. A general degradation mechanism for any contaminant was proposed, as well as a kinetic model that incorporates the PMS/contaminant molar ratio. To validate the kinetic model, acetaminophen (ACT) was used as a target contaminant along with a response surface methodology (RSM) statistical analysis. Once validated, the model was used to determine ACT degradation by the Co2+/PMS process, the chemical oxygen demand (COD), and carboxylic acid evolution using the best experimental conditions.

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Abbreviations

A :

Target contaminant

k″:

Third-order kinetic rate constant

k′:

Second-order kinetic rate constant

k :

Pseudo-first-order kinetic rate constant

\({\text{HSO}}_{\text{S}}^{ - }\) :

Peroxymonosulfate

a :

Peroxymonosulfate molar coefficient

b :

Target contaminant molar coefficient

\(\left[ {{\text{HSO}}_{\text{S}}^{ - } } \right]\) :

Peroxymonosulfate concentration

\(\left[ {{\text{HSO}}_{\text{S}}^{ - } } \right]_{0}\) :

Peroxymonosulfate initial concentration

[A]:

Target contaminant concentration

[A]0 :

Target contaminant initial concentration

t :

Time

R 2 :

Squared correlation coefficient

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The authors would like to acknowledge the economic support of the Universidad de Guanajuato, 077/2019 (Convocatoria Institucional de Apoyo a la Investigación Científica 2019). O.M. Rodriguez-Narvaez would also like to thank CONACyT and Nayarit University for a graduate fellowship and M.O.A. Pacheco-Alvarez would like to thank CONACyT for a graduate fellowship. The authors are also grateful to Ms. Nicole Damon (DRI) for her editorial review.

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Rodriguez-Narvaez, O.M., Pacheco-Alvarez, M.O.A., Wróbel, K. et al. Development of a Co2+/PMS process involving target contaminant degradation and PMS decomposition. Int. J. Environ. Sci. Technol. 17, 17–26 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s13762-019-02427-y

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Keywords

  • Co2+/PMS process
  • Kinetic model
  • PMS decomposition
  • Acetaminophen