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The relationship between local structure and photo-Fenton catalytic ability of glasses and glass-ceramics prepared from Japanese slag


Local structure and the photo-Fenton reactivity of iron-containing glasses and glass-ceramics prepared from Japanese domestic waste slag were investigated. The largest rate constant (k) of (2.8 ± 0.08) × 10−2 min−1 was recorded for the methylene blue degradation test by using H2O2 with a heat-treated ‘model slag’. The 57Fe Mössbauer spectrum was composed of a paramagnetic doublet with isomer shift of 0.18 ± 0.01 mm s−1 attributed to distorted FeIIIO4 tetrahedra. These results indicate that the paramagnetic Fe3+ provided strong photo-Fenton catalytic ability, and that waste slag can thus be recycled as an effective visible-light activated photocatalyst.

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Some of the authors (ASA, KN, SK) express their gratitude for the financial support from Tokyo Human Resources Fund for City Diplomacy.

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Ali, A.S., Nomura, K., Homonnay, Z. et al. The relationship between local structure and photo-Fenton catalytic ability of glasses and glass-ceramics prepared from Japanese slag. J Radioanal Nucl Chem 322, 751–761 (2019).

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  • Domestic waste slag
  • 57Fe-Mössbauer spectroscopy
  • Visible-light activated photocatalytic effect
  • Photo-Fenton reaction
  • Methylene blue
  • Iron oxide