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Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, Vol.127, 533-543, November, 2023
Electrochemical enhanced heterogeneous activation of peroxymonosulfate by CoFe2O4 nanoparticles to degrade moxifloxacin
The catalytic mechanism of CoFe2O4 nanoparticles (NPs) was investigated in the system of electrochemical enhanced heterogeneous activation of peroxymonosulfate (EC/CoFe2O4/PMS) with moxifloxacin (MOX) as target contaminant. The removal efficiencies of MOX in PMS, CoFe2O4, EC, CoFe2O4/PMS, and EC/CoFe2O4/PMS system were 18.3%, 36.1%, 43.7%, 96.9%, and 98.3%, respectively. Although there was no synergy effect between EC and heterogeneous catalytic oxidation reaction (HCOR) on MOX removal, the value of apparent rate constant (karc) was much higher in EC/CoFe2O4/PMS system (0.24 min−1) compared with CoFe2O4/PMS system (0.13 min−1). Therefore, EC not only kept the structure of CoFe2O4 NPs stable, but also significantly accelerated the reaction rate of HCOR. Meanwhile, according to electrochemical impedance spectra of catalysts synthesized based on ion-substitution strategy and the EC-HCOR experimental results, the decisive role of triple bondCo in PMS activation and the electron transfer between triple bondCo and triple bondFe were confirmed. The TOC removal efficiency was reached 74.4% as the ratio of PMS to CoFe2O4 NPs being 0.8 mM to 50 mg/L (30 min), and further improved to 87.6% with batch addition (0.25 mM per 30 min) of PMS (120 min, CoFe2O4 = 100 mg/L). The research results could improve the understanding of catalytic mechanism of spinel oxide in electrochemical system.