Criscuoli, Alessandra and Majumdar, Swachchha and Figoli, Alberto and Sahoo, Ganesh Chandra and Bafaro, Patrizia and Bandyopadhyay, Sibdas and Drioli, Enrico (2012) As(III) oxidation by MnO2 coated PEEK-WC nanostructured capsules. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 211 (SI). pp. 281-287. ISSN 0304-3894

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PEEK-WC nanostructured capsules were prepared by the phase inversion technique and used as support for the coating of a manganese dioxide layer. The coating was done by a chemical treatment of the capsules followed by a thermal one. The presence of the MnO2 layer was confirmed by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), back scattering electron (BSE), energy dispersive X-ray (EDX) and X-ray diffraction (XRD) analysis. The produced capsules were, then, tested for As(III) oxidation in batch. The experiments consisted in treating 165 ml of As(III) solution with 1 g of coated capsules at fixed temperature (15 degrees C) and pH (5.7-5.8). In particular, the efficiency of the system was investigated for different As(III) concentrations (0.1, 0.3, 0.7 and 1 ppm). For feeds at lower As(III) content (0.1-0.3 ppm), tests lasted for 8 h, while prolonged runs (up to 48 h) were carried out on more concentrated solutions (0.7 and 1 ppm). The produced capsules were able to oxidize As(III) into As(V) leading to complete conversion after 3 and 4 h for feed concentrations of 0.1 and 0.3 ppm, respectively. (c) 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Arsenic oxidation; MnO2; PEEK-WC capsules
Subjects: Engineering Materials
Divisions: Ceramic Membrane
Depositing User: Bidhan Chaudhuri
Date Deposited: 28 May 2012 08:02
Last Modified: 13 Mar 2016 17:41

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