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Freezing-enhanced non-radical oxidation of organic pollutants by peroxymonosulfate

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Freezing-enhanced non-radical oxidation of organic pollutants by peroxymonosulfate
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동결법을 이용한 과황산염 활성화를 통해 독성 오염물질 분해기술 개발
Le, Nhat Thi Hong
Ju, Jinjung
Kim, Bomi
Kim, Min Sik
Lee, Changha
Kim, Saewung
Choi, Wonyong
Kim, Kitae
Kim, Jungwon
Peroxymonosulfate; Freeze-concentration effect; Redox chemical reaction; Non-radical mechanism; Pharmaceutical pollutant
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Le, Nhat Thi Hong, et al. 2020. "Freezing-enhanced non-radical oxidation of organic pollutants by peroxymonosulfate". CHEMICAL ENGINEERING JOURNAL, 388(1): 124226-124235.
This study presents a freezing method for accelerating the peroxymonosulfate (PMS)-mediated degradation process. The degradation of furfuryl alcohol (FFA) in the presence of PMS was markedly accelerated by freezing. The degradation efficiency of FFA was only 10.4% in aqueous solution at 25 °C, but 100% degradation was achieved in frozen solution at 20 °C after 3 h of reaction at [FFA] = 20 μM and [PMS] = 100 μM. This accelerated PMS-mediated degradation of FFA in the frozen solution is due to the concentration of both PMS and FFA in ice grain boundaries, which increases the collision frequency between PMS and FFA thereby facilitating redox transformation. The mapping images of PMS and FFA in the frozen sample obtained using confocal Raman microscopy provide clear evidence of the accumulation of PMS and FFA in the ice grain boundaries after freezing. The experimental results with sulfate radical (SO4●) scavengers, no production of hydroxyl radicals (●OH) and sulfate radicals (SO4●), and the highly pollutant-dependent degradation efficiency suggest that the PMS-mediated degradation in frozen solution primarily proceeds through the direct electron transfer from organic pollutants to PMS (non-radical mechanism) rather than the reaction of SO4● with organic pollutants (radical mechanism). The degradation efficiency of the PMS/freezing system was similar across the pH range of 310. In addition, the PMS/freezing system worked efficiently in the temperature range of 10 to 35 °C. This result implies that the PMS/freezing system can be operated without external energy in cold regions.
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2020-2020, Investigation of ice microstructure properties for developing low-temperature purification and environment/energy materials (20-20) / Kim, Kitae (PE20030)
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