Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/11455/99179
標題: Cobalt ferrite nanoparticles supported on electrospun carbon fiber as a magnetic heterogeneous catalyst for activating peroxymonosulfate
作者: Lin, Kun-Yi Andrew
林坤儀
Yang, Ming-Tong
Lin, Jyun-Ting
Du, Yunchen
關鍵字: Amaranth
Carbon nanofiber
Cobalt ferrite
Electrospun
Peroxymonosulfate
Carbon
Carbon Fiber
Catalysis
Cobalt
Ferric Compounds
Nanoparticles
Peroxides
Water Pollutants, Chemical
Water Purification
Magnetics
摘要: Cobalt ferrite (CF) nanoparticle (NP) represents a promising alternative to Co3O4 NP for peroxymonosulfate (PMS) activation in view of its strong magnetism for easy recovery. As CF NPs in water are prone to agglomerate, a few attempts have been made to immobilize CF NPs on substrates. While carbonaceous supports are more favorable owing to their earth abundancy, the study of carbon-supported CF for PMS activation is limited to graphene-based CF, which, however, requires complicated protocols to prepare. As carbon-supported CF, by straightforward preparation, is still greatly desired, this study aims to employ electrospinning techniques for preparing carbon-supported CF by carbonizing an electrospun CF-embedded polyacrylonitrile (PAN) fiber. After carbonization, the CF-PAN fiber is converted into CF-embedded carbon nanofiber (CF@CNF), which contains well distributed CF NPs, high magnetism and stable carbon support, making CF@CNF a highly promising catalyst for activating PMS. As amaranth decolorization is used as a model reaction, CF@CNF is able to activate PMS for generating sulfate radicals and then decolorize amaranth in water. Amaranth decolorization by CF@CNF-PMS is also substantially facilitated at elevated temperature, and enhanced under the weakly acidic condition. CF@CNF also remains effective to activate PMS even in the presence of salts and surfactants, and re-usable over multiple cycles. Compared to other reported catalysts, CF@CNF also exhibited a much lower Ea value (35.8 kJ/mol) for amaranth decolorization. These features validate that CF@CNF is an advantageous and convenient catalyst for activating PMS.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11455/99179
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