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Heterogeneous photodegradation of paracetamol using Goethite/H2O2 and Goethite/oxalic acid systems under artificial and natural light

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Heterogeneous photodegradation of paracetamol using Goethite/H2O2 and Goethite/oxalic acid systems under artificial and natural light
Abstract

•PC could be degraded in a Goethite system under UV light irradiation.•The addition of H2O2 and oxalic acid improve effectively the degradation.•Solar radiation highlight the efficiency of the previous systems.

Heterogeneous photodegradation of paracetamol (PC) in the α-FeOOH (Goethite) used as a catalyst was studied in aqueous suspension up on irradiation at 365 nm and by solar light. The mechanism involves PC-Goethite system operate electron–hole pairs. The rate of photocatalytic degradation of PC is slow and follows pseudo-first order kinetics.The addition of H2O2 in the previous solution leads to OH radicals formation via the Fenton system.Goethite in the presence of oxalic acid can form Goethite–oxalate complex on the surface. So under irradiation the photo-reduction of Goethite–oxalate complexes yields Fe(II) and oxalate radicals (C2O4)−, which induces the formation of active species (OOH\O2−) leading to the Fenton reaction.The effect of catalyst loading, initial concentration of PC, hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) and oxalic acid concentrations were determined. The optimal initial concentration of hydrogen peroxide and oxalic acid for the PC degradation with Goethite under the experimental conditions was found to be 5 × 10−3 and 5 × 10−4 mol L−1 respectively. The photodegradation of PC in the mixtures PC–Goethite, PC–Goethite–H2O2 and PC–Goethite–oxalic acid under solar light was significantly accelerated in comparison with artificial irradiation at 365 nm.

Keywords
Paracetamol; Photodegradation; Goethite; Hydrogen peroxide; Oxalic acid; Hydroxyl radicals
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Database: Elsevier - ScienceDirect
Journal: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry - Volume 315, 15 January 2016, Pages 129–137
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Physical Sciences and Engineering Chemical Engineering Bioengineering
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