Fabrication of Ru?CoFe2O4/RGO hierarchical nanostructures for high-performance photoelectrodes to reduce hazards Cr(VI) into Cr(III) coupled with anodic oxidation of phenols
- Bharath, G.; Hai, A.; Kiruthiga, T.; Rambabu, K.; Sabri, M.A.; Park, J.; Choi, M.Y.; Banat, F.; Haija, M.A.
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- Elsevier Ltd
- Bifunctional photoelectrodes; Cr(VI) reduction; Ferrites; Phenol oxidation; Photoelectrocatalysts; Wastewater treatment
- Chemosphere, v.299
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- Dual-functional photo (electro)catalysis (PEC) is a key strategy for removing coexisting heavy metals and phenolic compounds from wastewater treatment systems. To design a PEC cell, it is crucial to use chemically stable and cost-effective bifunctional photocatalysts. The present study shows that ruthenium metallic nanoparticles decorated with CoFe2O4/RGO (Ru?CoFe2O4/RGO) are effective bifunctional photoelectrodes for the reduction of Cr(VI) ions. Ru?CoFe2O4/RGO achieves a maximum Cr(VI) reduction rate of 99% at 30 min under visible light irradiation, which is much higher than previously reported catalysts. Moreover, PEC Cr(VI) reduction rate is also tuned by adding varying concentration of phenol. A mechanism for the concurrent removal of Cr(VI) and phenol has been revealed over a bifunctional Ru?CoFe2O4/RGO catalyst. A number of key conclusions emerged from this study, demonstrating the dual role of phenol during Cr(VI) reduction by PEC. Anodic oxidation of phenol produces the enormous H+ ion, which appears to be a key component of Cr(VI) reduction. Additionally, phenolic molecules serve as hole (h+) scavengers that reduce e?/h+ recombination, thus enhancing the reduction rate of Cr(VI). Therefore, the Ru?CoFe2O4/RGO photoelectrode exhibits a promising capability of reducing both heavy metals and phenolic compounds simultaneously in wastewater. ? 2022 Elsevier Ltd
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