Fenton-like oxidation of reactive black 5 solution using iron-Montmorillonite K10 catalyst.

Journal of hazardous materials

PubMedID: 20042286

Daud NK, Hameed BH. Fenton-like oxidation of reactive black 5 solution using iron-Montmorillonite K10 catalyst. J Hazard Mater. 2010;176(1-3):1118-21.
Decolorization of reactive azo dye, reactive black 5 (RB5), was conducted using Fe(III) immobilized on Montmorillonite K10 (MK10) as a catalyst in the presence of H(2)O(2) using Fenton-like oxidation process. The effect of different parameters such as iron ions loading on supported catalyst, catalyst dosage, initial pH of dye solution, initial concentration of H(2)O(2) and dye and reaction temperature on the decolorization efficiency of the process were studied. The results indicated that by using 12 mM of H(2)O(2) and 3.50 g L(-1) of the 0.11 wt.% Fe(III) oxide on MK10 catalyst at pH of 2.5, 99% of decolorization efficiency was achieved within 150 min in a batch process.