In-situ growth of Ni3S2@Mo2S3 catalyst on Mo-Ni foam for degradation of p-nitrophenol with a good synergetic effect by using ozone

Siyi Zhou, Fang Zhu, Hao Cheng, Sridhar Komarneni, Jianfeng Ma

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In this study, Ni3S2@Mo2S3 composites were grown on the surface of molybdenum-nickel (Mo-Ni) foam in situ by a one-step hydrothermal method. With p-nitrophenol (PNP) as the target pollutant, the catalyst can produce a good synergistic effect with ozone, and the degradation rate of PNP is more than 96%. Even after five cycles, Ni3S2@Mo2S3-NF/O3 was able to degrade PNP efficiently and stably. In addition, the unique three-dimensional structure of Ni3S2@Mo2S3-NF solves the separation and recycling problem of traditional powder catalysts by maintaining the structural stability during the use process and thus, may reduce the cost of water treatment. The degradation process is mainly dominated by non-radical pathways, and the radical pathway, which work synergistically. This work reveals the influencing factors and degradation mechanism of Ni3S2@Mo2S3-NF/O3 system for PNP degradation, which provides a new idea for water treatment and broadens its potential application.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number111477
JournalJournal of Environmental Chemical Engineering
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 2023

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Waste Management and Disposal
  • Pollution
  • Process Chemistry and Technology

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