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Juhola, R., Heponiemi, A., Tuomikoski, S. et al. Top Catal (2017) 60: 1387.

Preparation of novel Fe catalysts from industrial by-products : catalytic wet peroxide oxidation of bisphenol A

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Author: Juhola, Riikka1; Heponiemi, Anne1; Tuomikoski, Sari1;
Organizations: 1Research Unit of Sustainable Chemistry, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
2Kokkola University Consortium Chydenius, University of Jyväskylä, Kokkola, Finland
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Version: accepted version
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Language: English
Published: Springer Nature, 2017
Publish Date: 2018-05-31


Biomass-based carbon residue (CR) was used as a support material for iron catalysts to degrade bisphenol A (BPA) in catalytic wet peroxide oxidation (CWPO). According to the results, CR and Fe/CR catalysts are suitable materials for CWPO. The Fe catalysts were prepared by either incipient wet impregnation or wet impregnation methods with an iron chloride solution. The specific surface area of the prepared catalysts was 17–91 m² g⁻¹, and it remained the same after the oxidation experiments. The CWPO experiments were carried out batch-wise at c(BPA) =60 mg L⁻¹, c(H₂O₂) =1.5 g L⁻¹, c(catalyst) =1–2 g L⁻¹, T = 50 °C and at the initial pH. The 5.0Fe/CR catalyst was found to be active with BPA removal and total organic carbon (TOC) conversion of 83 and 64%, respectively, and was the most stable catalyst with negligible iron leaching during the 3 h experiment.

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Series: Topics in catalysis
ISSN: 1022-5528
ISSN-E: 1572-9028
ISSN-L: 1022-5528
Volume: 60
Issue: 17-18
Pages: 1387 - 1400
Article number: 829
DOI: 10.1007/s11244-017-0829-6
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 116 Chemical sciences
Funding: The authors gratefully acknowledge the Academy of Finland for providing research funding, AOPI project (263397) within the research program for Sustainable Governance of Aquatic Resources (AKVA). The Tauno Tönning Foundation is gratefully acknowledged for its financial support.
Academy of Finland Grant Number: 263397
Detailed Information: 263397 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
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