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Indirect electrochemical oxidation of 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid using electrochemically-generated persulfate

Cai, Jingju and Zhou, Minghua and Liu, Ye and Savall, André and Groenen Serrano, Karine Indirect electrochemical oxidation of 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid using electrochemically-generated persulfate. (2018) Chemosphere, 204. 163-169. ISSN 0045-6535

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2018.04.004


This research investigated persulfate electrosynthesis using a boron-doped diamond anode and a chemical reaction of persulfate in its activated form with an herbicide, 2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D). The first part of this research is dedicated to the influence of the applied current density on the electrosynthesis of persulfate. The first part shows that for a 2 M sulfuric acid, the current efficiency reached 96% for 5 mA/cm2 and dropped to 52% for a higher current density (100 mA cm−2). This fall cannot be explained by mass transfer limitations: an increase in temperature (from 9 to 30 °C) during electrolysis leads to the decomposition of 23% of the persulfate. The second part of this research shows that a quasi-complete degradation of the target herbicide can be reached under controlled operating conditions: (i) a high ratio of initial concentrations [Persulfate]/[2,4-D], (ii) a minimum temperature of 60 °C that produces sulfate radicals by heat decomposition of persulfate, and (iii) a sufficient contact time between reactants is required under dynamic conditions.

Item Type:Article
HAL Id:hal-01949849
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
Other partners > Nankai University - NKU (CHINA)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
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Deposited On:10 Dec 2018 13:16

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