Electrochemical oxidation of Acid Red 3R (AR3R) was investigated with the new catalyst of iron phosphomolybdate (FePMo12) supported on modified molecular sieves type 4 Å (4A) as packing materials in the reactor. The results of the Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy and X-ray diffraction indicated that the heteropolyanion had a Keggin structure. The optimal conditions for decolorization of simulated AR3R wastewater were as follows: current density 35 mA/cm2, initial pH 4.0, airflow 0.08 m3/hour and inter-electrode distance 3.0 cm. With the addition of NaCl to the system, the decolorization efficiency increased. But Na2SO4 had a negative effect on the decolorization efficiency, which was attributed to the negative salt effect. The degradation mechanisms of AR3R were also discussed in detail.
Enhanced electrochemical oxidation of Acid Red 3R wastewater with iron phosphomolybdate supported catalyst
Li Wang, Lin Yue, Feng Shi, Jianbo Guo, Jingliang Yang, Jing Lian, Xiao Luo, Yankai Guo; Enhanced electrochemical oxidation of Acid Red 3R wastewater with iron phosphomolybdate supported catalyst. Water Sci Technol 1 March 2015; 71 (6): 848–855. doi: https://doi.org/10.2166/wst.2015.027
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