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Type: Journal article
Title: Nonprecious bimetallic Fe, Mo-embedded N-enriched porous biochar for efficient oxidation of aqueous organic contaminants
Author: Yao, Y.
Hu, H.
Zheng, H.
Hu, H.
Tang, Y.
Liu, X.
Wang, S.
Citation: Journal of Hazardous Materials, 2022; 422:126776-1-126776-11
Publisher: Elsevier
Issue Date: 2022
ISSN: 0304-3894
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Yunjin Yao, Huanhuan Hu, Hongda Zheng, Hongwei Hu, Yinghao Tang, Xiaoyan Liu, Shaobin Wang
Abstract: Bimetallic Fe- and Mo-embedded N-enriched porous biochar (Fe-Mo@N-BC) is developed and serves as a costeffective and highly efficient catalyst for mineralization of non-biodegradation organic contaminants. Fe- Mo@N-BC was prepared by pyrolysis of complex Fe/Mo -containing precursors. Transmission electron microscopy and elemental mapping suggested that Fe and Mo are uniformly dispersed in nitrogen-doped biochar with hierarchical mesopores. In comparison to Fe@N-BC and Mo@N-BC, Fe-Mo@N-BC exhibited a superior activity for activating peroxymonosulfate (PMS). The stable activity was ascribed to N-doping and synergistic effect of Fe and Mo species, where both Fe-Nₓ and Mo-Nₓ can simultaneously serve as the active sites and N-BC can act as a carrier and an activator as well as an electron mediator. Electron paramagnetic resonance and quenching experiments indicated that HO(•), (O•-)₂ and ¹O₂ were responsible for organic degradation. The effects of PMS dosage, initial Orange II concentration, temperature, solution pH, coexisting anions and humic acids on organic degradation were also investigated. With the assistance of an external magnet, Fe-Mo@N-BC can be easily separated after reaction and remains stable in the reusability tests. This work demonstrates a feasible strategy towards the fabrication of Fe, Mo-embedded N-enriched porous biochar catalysts for the detoxification of organic contaminants.
Keywords: Nonprecious metal; bimetal; peroxymonosulfate; organic pollutants; biochar
Rights: © 2021 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
DOI: 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2021.126776
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