Application of Ni supported over mixed Mg–Al oxides to crystal violet wet air oxidation: The role of the reaction conditions and the catalyst
This study explores the ability of nickel catalysts supported over Mg–Al mixed oxides (Ni/HT) by incipient wetness impregnation technique for the catalytic wet air oxidation of aqueous crystal violet solutions. The effect of operational conditions such as temperature, pressure, pH, presence of the catalyst and initial dye concentration has been tested. It has been demonstrated that Ni/HT is an efficient catalyst for the CWAO of crystal violet (CV) at mild reaction conditions. The reaction which was carried out at its natural pH, showed to be the most efficient when Ni/HT was employed. The catalyst does not lose any of its activity in the recycling experiments performed, when CV degradation is considered.
Graphical abstractFigure optionsDownload full-size imageDownload as PowerPoint slideHighlights► Ni supported over hydrotalcite calcined precursors as catalyst. ► Catalytic wet air oxidation in batch reactor for crystal violet removal. ► Effects of temperature, pressure, pH and initial dye concentration were tested. ► The catalyst proved to be stable and efficient for the dye degradation.
Journal: Applied Catalysis B: Environmental - Volumes 111–112, 12 January 2012, Pages 586–594