Degradation of orange II by Fe@Fe2O3 core shell nanomaterials assisted by NaHSO3

Yan Yang, Mengying Sun, Jin Zhou, Jianfeng Ma, Sridhar Komarneni

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Fe@Fe2O3 core shell nanomaterials with different Fe2O3 shell thickness were synthesized and the Fe@Fe2O3/NaHSO3 Fenton-like system was used for the decomposition of Orange II. The consequences are compared with traditional Fenton Fe@Fe2O3/H2O2 system. The Fe@Fe2O3/NaHSO3 system showed extremely good applicability under both strongly acidic and alkaline conditions. The new Fe@Fe2O3-(2)/NaHSO3 system led to more than 99% degradation in 30 s when the pH was 3, which indicated that the Fe@Fe2O3 material was not corroded during the process even under strongly acidic condition. The above Fe@Fe2O3-(2) material was prepared from nano-zero-valent iron aged in solution for 2 h to synthesize the Fe2O3 shell. The reaction mechanism of Fe@Fe2O3/NaHSO3 Fenton-like system was also concluded. The oxidation efficiency was highly improved due to rapid electron transfer between Fe core and Fe2O3 shell, which promoted the direct recycling of ≡Fe3+ and ≡Fe2+ and thus accelerated the generation of [rad]SO4 and [rad]OH radicals.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number125588
StatePublished - Apr 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Chemistry
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Pollution
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Chemistry


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