Oxidation of nonylphenol using ferrate(VI) in water

Myongjin Yu, Guisu Park, Hyunook Kim

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Public concerns on nonylphenol and its ethoxylates (NP and NPEOs) are growing because they are frequently detected in the aquatic environment. Since these compounds cannot be completely degraded by microbes, chemical oxidation has been applied to degrade NPEOs. In this study, ferrate(VI) was used to oxidize NP and its oxidation kinetics was evaluated. The effect of H2O2 presence on the NP oxidation by ferrate(VI) was also evaluated. In general, NP was more effectively oxidized at higher pH than at neutral medium. However, the initial destruction of NP by ferrate(VI) was more significant at low pH. The addition of H2O2 did not have much impact on the NP oxidation, which needs further investigation. As for the kinetics of the NP oxidation by ferrate(VI), the second-order rate constant was determined as kapp=3.9×101/M/s at pH 8.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAbstracts of Papers - 232nd American Chemical Society Meeting and Exposition
StatePublished - 2006
Event232nd American Chemical Society Meeting and Exposition - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: 10 Sep 200614 Sep 2006

Publication series

NameACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts
ISSN (Print)0065-7727


Conference232nd American Chemical Society Meeting and Exposition
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA


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