Visible-light-driven activation of sodium persulfate for accelerating orange II degradation using ZnMn2O4 photocatalyst

Fang Zhu, Jianfeng Ma, Qiuyue Ji, Hao Cheng, Sridhar Komarneni

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A special catalytic system was obtained by using ZnMn2O4 (ZMO) materials to activate Na2S2O8 and catalytically degrade organic dye orange II under visible light irradiation. The ZMO nanoparticles were prepared by a simple one-step method and characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), field emission scanning electron microscopy (FE-SEM) and ultraviolet–visible diffuse reflectance spectroscopy (UV–Vis DRS). In this study, the ZMO/Na2S2O8 system was used to degrade orange II, and the degradation rate reached 97.44% in 60 min. ZMO catalysts could be recycled for at least five times, and its degradation rate was only decreased by 1.84%. The free radicals produced during the degradation of orange II were studied by classical quenching experiments, and the different types of free radicals produced in the system were further confirmed by electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) spectroscopy. The catalytic degradation of orange II in this system was mainly caused by the production of superoxide, sulfate and hydroxyl radicals, which achieved high degradation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number130404
StatePublished - Sep 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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


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