Comparative catalytic activity of pure, mixed and P-modified CoFe2O4 nanoparticles for water treatment at neutral pH

Bayan Alqassem, Israa Othman, Mohammad Abu Haija, Fawzi Banat

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Abstract

Nowadays, cobalt-based catalysts are becoming increasingly attractive for various reactions. In this work, the catalytic and photocatalytic activities of different cobalt ferrites were investigated for the degradation of phenol in water at neutral pH. Pure CoFe2O4 and mixed CoxNi1-xFe2O4 ferrites were synthesized using different precursors (chloride and nitrate). CoFe2O4 catalysts derived from chloride precursors showed a higher catalytic efficiency compared to those derived from nitrate precursors. Significant enhancement in the catalytic activities was observed when Ni was incorporated into CoFe2O4. Furthermore, the catalytic activities of phosphorus-modified cobalt ferrites (P-CoFe2O4) significantly improved the photocatalytic degradation of phenol.

Original languageBritish English
Article number106267
JournalCatalysis Communications
Volume150
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2021

Keywords

  • Advanced oxidation process (AOP)
  • CoFeO ferrite catalysts
  • Fenton
  • Phenol degradation
  • Water treatment

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