Journal article

Fe73.5Si13.5B9Cu1Nb3 metallic glass: Rapid activation of peroxymonosulfate towards ultrafast Eosin Y degradation

JC Wang, Z Jia, SX Liang, P Qin, WC Zhang, WM Wang, TB Sercombe, LC Zhang

MATERIALS & DESIGN | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2018

Abstract

Discovering functional applications of metallic glasses (MGs) as heterogeneous catalysts is a fundamental and essential topic. This work reports the rapid production of sulfate radicals (SO4[rad]−) from peroxymonosulfate (PMS) using Fe73.5Si13.5B9Cu1Nb3 glassy ribbons as catalysts for Eosin Y (EY) dye wastewater treatment. The reaction rates (k) from the experimental data reveal that the EY degradation is well fitted with the pseudo-first-order kinetic model. The strong electron transfer ability is characterized by electrochemical methods, presenting an advanced catalytic performance for EY degradation. Various experimental parameters, including dye concentration, catalyst dosage, PMS concen..

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Grants

Awarded by ECU Innovator Awards


Awarded by Australian Research Council


Awarded by National Science Foundation of China


Funding Acknowledgements

The authors are grateful for the financial supports from the ECU Innovator Awards (Project No. 23641), Australian Research Council Discovery Project (DP130103592) and National Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 51771103).