Cu–Fe Incorporated Graphene-Oxide Nanocomposite as Highly Efficient Catalyst in the Degradation of Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT) from Aqueous Solution

Giang H. Le, Tuan T. Nguyen, Manh B. Nguyen, Trang T.T. Quan, Trinh Duy Nguyen, Andras Sapi, Imre Szenti, Suresh Mutyala, Akos Kukovecz, Zoltan Konya, Tuan A. Vu

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Abstract

Abstract: Fe/graphene oxide and Cu–Fe/graphene oxide nanocomposite were synthesized by the atomic implantation method to study the photocatalytic degradation of dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT). The synthesized nanocomposites were characterized by the XRD, N2 isotherms, SEM with EDX, TEM and XPS analysis. Characterization results have reported that oxides of Cu and Fe were uniformly distributed on graphene oxide and exited in the form of Cu+ and Fe2+ ions in Cu–Fe/graphene oxide nanocomposite. The high photocatalytic DDT removal efficiency 99.7% was obtained for Cu–Fe/graphene oxide under the optimal condition of 0.2 g/L catalyst, 15 mg/L H2O2 and pH 5. It was attributed to the reduction of Fe3+ to Fe2+ by Cu+ ions and –OH radicals formation. However, it was dropped to 90.4% in the recycling study by leaching of iron and without a change in phase structure and morphology. Graphic Abstract: [Figure not available: see fulltext.]

Original languageEnglish
JournalTopics in Catalysis
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Publication statusAccepted/In press - Jan 1 2020

Keywords

  • CuO and FeO
  • Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane
  • Graphene oxide
  • Photocatalytic degradation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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