The occurrence of new emerging contaminants in surface waters has recently grabbed increased attention of the scientific community. The adoption of Advanced Oxidation Processes (AOPs) represents an efficient strategy to remove recalcitrant compounds from aqueous streams and achieve high mineralization levels. Amongst AOPs, the photo-Fenton process has been widely investigated due to the possibility of using a renewable energy source (i.e., solar energy) and low concentration of catalyst. On the other hand, the use of photo-Fenton process is restricted to acidic pH values, with associate high operating costs for industrial scale applications. To overcome these drawbacks, photo-Fenton processes modified by adding selected chelating agents can be successfully performed at neutral pH. The present review aims at examining and comparing the most relevant papers dealing with photo-Fenton processes at neutral pH that appeared in the literature so far. Such papers were classified by chelating species adopted. In particular, for each iron(III)-ligand complex, the mechanism of photolysis, the speciation diagram, the light absorption properties, the quantum yields, biodegradation and toxicity, and some example of applications are reported. As a conclusion, suitable criteria for choosing chelating agent and operating conditions in photo-Fenton processes at neutral pH are proposed.

Homogeneous photo-Fenton processes at near neutral pH: a review / Clarizia, Laura; Russo, Danilo; Somma, Ilaria Di; Marotta, Raffaele; Andreozzi, Roberto. - In: APPLIED CATALYSIS. B, ENVIRONMENTAL. - ISSN 0926-3373. - 209:(2017), pp. 358-371. [10.1016/j.apcatb.2017.03.011]

Homogeneous photo-Fenton processes at near neutral pH: a review

CLARIZIA, LAURA;RUSSO, DANILO;MAROTTA, RAFFAELE;ANDREOZZI, ROBERTO
2017

Abstract

The occurrence of new emerging contaminants in surface waters has recently grabbed increased attention of the scientific community. The adoption of Advanced Oxidation Processes (AOPs) represents an efficient strategy to remove recalcitrant compounds from aqueous streams and achieve high mineralization levels. Amongst AOPs, the photo-Fenton process has been widely investigated due to the possibility of using a renewable energy source (i.e., solar energy) and low concentration of catalyst. On the other hand, the use of photo-Fenton process is restricted to acidic pH values, with associate high operating costs for industrial scale applications. To overcome these drawbacks, photo-Fenton processes modified by adding selected chelating agents can be successfully performed at neutral pH. The present review aims at examining and comparing the most relevant papers dealing with photo-Fenton processes at neutral pH that appeared in the literature so far. Such papers were classified by chelating species adopted. In particular, for each iron(III)-ligand complex, the mechanism of photolysis, the speciation diagram, the light absorption properties, the quantum yields, biodegradation and toxicity, and some example of applications are reported. As a conclusion, suitable criteria for choosing chelating agent and operating conditions in photo-Fenton processes at neutral pH are proposed.
2017
Homogeneous photo-Fenton processes at near neutral pH: a review / Clarizia, Laura; Russo, Danilo; Somma, Ilaria Di; Marotta, Raffaele; Andreozzi, Roberto. - In: APPLIED CATALYSIS. B, ENVIRONMENTAL. - ISSN 0926-3373. - 209:(2017), pp. 358-371. [10.1016/j.apcatb.2017.03.011]
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