Oxidative Degradation of phenol using in-situ generated H2O2 combined with Fenton’s process

Ricci Underhill, Richard J Lewis, Simon J Freakley, Mark Douthwaite, Peter J Miedziak, Ouardia Akdim, Jennifer K Edwards, Graham J Hutchings

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Abstract

Oxidative destruction of organic compounds in water streams could significantly reduce environmental effects associated with discharging waste. We report the development of a process to oxidise phenol in aqueous solutions, a model for waste stream contaminants, using Fenton’s reactions combined with in situ synthesised H2O2. Bi-functional Pd-Fe supported catalysts, where Pd is responsible for H2O2 synthesis while Fe ensures the production of reactive oxygen species required for the degradation of phenol to less toxic species is reported. A comparison is made between in situ generated and commercial H2O2 and the effect of phenol degradation products on catalyst stability is explored.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)417-425
JournalJohnson Matthey Technology Review
Volume62
Issue number4
Early online date2 Jul 2018
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2018

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Underhill, R., Lewis, R. J., Freakley, S. J., Douthwaite, M., Miedziak, P. J., Akdim, O., Edwards, J. K., & Hutchings, G. J. (2018). Oxidative Degradation of phenol using in-situ generated H2O2 combined with Fenton’s process. Johnson Matthey Technology Review, 62(4), 417-425. https://doi.org/10.1595/205651318X15302623075041