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Xiaohu Liu, Rui Tang, Qiang He, Xuepin Liao, Bi Shi. Fe(III)-loaded collagen fiber as a heterogeneous catalyst for the photo-assisted decomposition of Malachite Green. J. Hazardous Mater. 2010: 687-693.
A heterogeneous catalyst for Fenton reaction was prepared by immobilizing Fe(III) onto collagen fiber and its catalytic activity for the photo-assisted decomposition of Malachite Green (MG) was investigated. The results indicated that this Fe(III)-immobilized collagen fiber (Fe-CF) can effectively catalyse the decoloration and decomposition/mineralization of MG in aqueous solution. Catalysed by Fe-CF, MG solution was completely decolorized in 30 min, while 55.0% of TOC was removed from the dye solution within 120 min in the presence of H2O2 and UVA irradiation (365 nm, 10 W). Fe-CF was recycled for seven times with certain activity loss (32.6% in decoloration, 18.5% in TOC removal), and its catalytic activity can be easily recovered by re-immobilization of Fe(III). Therefore, Fe-CF could act as an efficient and cost-effective catalyst for the photo-assisted decomposition of MG, and shows potential applications in practice.
Address (URL): http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhazmat.2009.09.105