Synergistic degradation of Methylene Blue by novel Fe-Co bimetallic catalyst supported on waste silica in photo-Fenton-like system

Khyle Glainmer N. Quiton, Ming Chun Lu, Yao Hui Huang

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Abstract

In this present study, a novel method to fabricate bimetallic Fe-Co catalyst supported on waste silica was investigated for the photo-Fenton-like (PFL) degradation of Methylene Blue (MB) dye. The uniqueness of this work is on the preparation of the catalyst via fluidized-bed crystallization (FBC) process. Under the optimum conditions of initial pH of 3.0, 3.0 mM of H2O2, and 1.0 g L-1 of FBC-derived Fe-Co/SiO2 catalyst (fFCS), the maximum response for the decoloration and mineralization efficiencies of 20 mg L-1 of MB in 60 min were 100 and 65%, respectively. Compared to the impregnated Fe-Co/SiO2 catalyst, the fFCS catalyst exhibited comparable decoloration and mineralization efficiencies, and relatively lower metal leaching for both iron and cobalt. Superoxide radical was unveiled to be the dominant reactive oxygen species in the PFL system over the fFCS catalyst. The catalysts were characterized by Fourier Transform Infrared spectroscopy, Energy Dispersive X-ray spectroscopy and Scanning Electron Microscopy. The results show the successful incorporation of iron and cobalt on the surface of the SiO2 support material.

Original languageEnglish
Article number21
JournalSustainable Environment Research
Volume32
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022 Dec

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Waste Management and Disposal
  • Pollution

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