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DOI 10.1016/j.seppur.2014.02.021
Title (Primary) Natural and synthetic zeolites in adsorption/oxidation processes to remove surfactant molecules from water
Author Shahbazi, A.; Gonzalez-Olmos, R.; Kopinke, F.-D.; Zarabadi-Poor, P.; Georgi, A.
Source Titel Separation and Purification Technology
Year 2014
Department TUCHEM
Volume 127
Page From 1
Page To 9
Language englisch
Keywords Advanced oxidation processes; AOP; Adsorption; Triton X-100; Heterogeneous Fenton catalyst; Zeolite
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Abstract Iron-containing zeolites were studied as adsorbents and heterogeneous Fenton-like catalysts for the removal of the non-ionic surfactant TritonĀ® X-100 (TX-100) from water. Adsorption tests included a variety of zeolites with different structure types (ZSM5, Beta and Y) and SiO2/Al2O3 ratios. Zeolites with 12-membered-ring channels and high molar ratio of SiO2/Al2O3, indicating higher surface hydrophobicity, proved to be the most suitable adsorbents for TX-100. For preparation of iron-loaded zeolites, a Beta zeolite with a molar ratio of SiO2/Al2O3 of 200 was selected, based on its excellent adsorption properties, and compared with a natural zeolite of clinoptilolite type. Batch experiments indicated that both Fe-zeolites are active in the heterogeneous Fenton-like oxidation of TX-100 at neutral pH. However, the synthetic Fe-Beta zeolite was preferable compared to the Fe-loaded natural zeolite with respect to catalytic activity and H2O2 utilization efficiency, which was interpreted in terms of differences in iron speciation and adsorption properties towards TX-100. Fe-Beta (200) was successfully applied in two cycles of adsorption/oxidation steps in a column experiment. This study shows that Fe-loaded Beta zeolites with high hydrophobicity can be suitable materials for a combined approach of adsorption/wet peroxide oxidation of chemicals with relatively high molecular weight and chain-like molecule structure, such as the non-ionic surfactant TX-100.
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Shahbazi, A., Gonzalez-Olmos, R., Kopinke, F.-D., Zarabadi-Poor, P., Georgi, A. (2014):
Natural and synthetic zeolites in adsorption/oxidation processes to remove surfactant molecules from water
Sep. Purif. Technol. 127 , 1 - 9 10.1016/j.seppur.2014.02.021