RETURN TO ISSUEPREVResearch ArticleNEXT

Activation of Persulfate at Waste Heat Temperatures for Humic Acid Degradation

  • Ikechukwu A. Ike*
    Ikechukwu A. Ike
    Institute for Sustainability and Innovation, College of Engineering and Science, Victoria University, Hoppers Lane Werribee, Melbourne, Victoria 8001, Australia
    *Tel.: +61 3 99198292. E-mail: [email protected], [email protected]
  • John D. Orbell
    John D. Orbell
    Institute for Sustainability and Innovation, College of Engineering and Science, Victoria University, Hoppers Lane Werribee, Melbourne, Victoria 8001, Australia
  • , and 
  • Mikel Duke
    Mikel Duke
    Institute for Sustainability and Innovation, College of Engineering and Science, Victoria University, Hoppers Lane Werribee, Melbourne, Victoria 8001, Australia
    More by Mikel Duke
Cite this: ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2018, 6, 3, 4345–4353
Publication Date (Web):February 13, 2018
https://doi.org/10.1021/acssuschemeng.7b04840
Copyright © 2018 American Chemical Society
Article Views
818
Altmetric
-
Citations
LEARN ABOUT THESE METRICS
Read OnlinePDF (4 MB)
Supporting Info (1)»

Abstract

Humic acid (HA) as a major constituent of natural organic matter (NOM) in raw water presents major challenges to drinking water production including membrane fouling and serving as a precursor for the production of disinfection byproducts (DBPs). This study demonstrates the feasibility of HA degradation by heat-activated persulfate (PS) mainly at a waste heat temperature of 40 °C, but also at 60 and 90 °C in which ∼70% TOC loss was achieved within 168, 24, and 1 h, respectively. The use of waste heat for water treatment eliminates reliance on electricity, which is a requirement for conventional advanced oxidation processes. Heat-activated PS treatment of synthetic raw water at 40 °C was also shown to significantly reduce ultrafiltration membrane fouling. Low concentration of chloride (≤0.9 mM) accelerated PS degradation of HA, but the promotion was lost at higher concentration (≥9 mM). HA spiked into tap water was degraded by PS even at 25 °C, suggesting activation by trace minerals present within regulatory limits. Overall, the results of this study promise a sustainable and low-cost water treatment option.

Supporting Information

ARTICLE SECTIONS
Jump To

The Supporting Information is available free of charge on the ACS Publications website at DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.7b04840.

  • UV spectra for selected organic compounds; retention times for selected chemicals; normalized flux profile for raw water after treatment at 40 °C for 336 h without added PS; and tap water chemical analysis (PDF)

Terms & Conditions

Most electronic Supporting Information files are available without a subscription to ACS Web Editions. Such files may be downloaded by article for research use (if there is a public use license linked to the relevant article, that license may permit other uses). Permission may be obtained from ACS for other uses through requests via the RightsLink permission system: http://pubs.acs.org/page/copyright/permissions.html.

Cited By


This article is cited by 15 publications.

  1. Li Chen, Tahir Maqbool, Congyu Hou, Wanyi Fu, Xihui Zhang. Mechanistic study of oxidative removal of bisphenol A by pristine nanocatalyst Mn3O4/peroxymonosulfate. Separation and Purification Technology 2022, 281 , 119882. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.seppur.2021.119882
  2. Hongwei Luo, Chenyang Liu, Ying Cheng, Yifeng Zeng, Dongqin He, Xiangliang Pan. Fe(III) greatly promotes peroxymonosulfate activation by WS2 for efficient carbamazepine degradation and Escherichia coli disinfection. Science of The Total Environment 2021, 787 , 147724. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.147724
  3. Sousan Hadi, Ensiyeh Taheri, Mohammad Mehdi Amin, Ali Fatehizadeh, Tejraj M. Aminabhavi. Advanced oxidation of 4-chlorophenol via combined pulsed light and sulfate radicals methods: Effect of co-existing anions. Journal of Environmental Management 2021, 291 , 112595. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2021.112595
  4. Yuanqing Guo, Heng Liang, Langming Bai, Kaijie Huang, Binghan Xie, Daliang Xu, Jinlong Wang, Guibai Li, Xiaobin Tang. Application of heat-activated peroxydisulfate pre-oxidation for degrading contaminants and mitigating ultrafiltration membrane fouling in the natural surface water treatment. Water Research 2020, 179 , 115905. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.watres.2020.115905
  5. Shoufeng Tang, Jiachen Tang, Deling Yuan, Zetao Wang, Yating Zhang, Yandi Rao. Elimination of humic acid in water: comparison of UV/PDS and UV/PMS. RSC Advances 2020, 10 (30) , 17627-17634. https://doi.org/10.1039/D0RA01787F
  6. Ikechukwu A. Ike, Tanju Karanfil, Schindra Kumar Ray, Jin Hur. A comprehensive review of mathematical models developed for the estimation of organic disinfection byproducts. Chemosphere 2020, 246 , 125797. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2019.125797
  7. Ying Wang, Zhepei Gu, Siping Yang, Aiping Zhang. Activation of persulfate by microwave radiation combined with FeS for treatment of wastewater from explosives production. Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology 2020, 6 (3) , 581-592. https://doi.org/10.1039/C9EW00803A
  8. Limin Hu, Peng Wang, Guangshan Zhang, Guoshuai Liu, Yang Li, Tianyao Shen, John C. Crittenden. Enhanced persulfate oxidation of organic pollutants and removal of total organic carbons using natural magnetite and microwave irradiation. Chemical Engineering Journal 2020, 383 , 123140. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cej.2019.123140
  9. Shengpeng Guo, Qing Wang, Chengjie Luo, Jiangang Yao, Zhongping Qiu, Qibin Li. Hydroxyl radical-based and sulfate radical-based photocatalytic advanced oxidation processes for treatment of refractory organic matter in semi-aerobic aged refuse biofilter effluent arising from treating landfill leachate. Chemosphere 2020, 243 , 125390. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2019.125390
  10. Zhi Fang, Rongfu Huang, Pamela Chelme-Ayala, Quan Shi, Chunming Xu, Mohamed Gamal El-Din. Comparison of UV/Persulfate and UV/H2O2 for the removal of naphthenic acids and acute toxicity towards Vibrio fischeri from petroleum production process water. Science of The Total Environment 2019, 694 , 133686. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.133686
  11. Ikechukwu A. Ike, Yunho Lee, Jin Hur. Impacts of advanced oxidation processes on disinfection byproducts from dissolved organic matter upon post-chlor(am)ination: A critical review. Chemical Engineering Journal 2019, 375 , 121929. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cej.2019.121929
  12. Ikechukwu A. Ike, Tanju Karanfil, Jinwoo Cho, Jin Hur. Oxidation byproducts from the degradation of dissolved organic matter by advanced oxidation processes – A critical review. Water Research 2019, 164 , 114929. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.watres.2019.114929
  13. Wanjun Wang, Hanna Wang, Guiying Li, Taicheng An, Huijun Zhao, Po Keung Wong. Catalyst-free activation of persulfate by visible light for water disinfection: Efficiency and mechanisms. Water Research 2019, 157 , 106-118. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.watres.2019.03.071
  14. Ze-Chen Gao, Yi-Li Lin, Bin Xu, Ying Xia, Chen-Yan Hu, Tian-Yang Zhang, Tong-Cheng Cao, Wen-Hai Chu, Nai-Yun Gao. Effect of UV wavelength on humic acid degradation and disinfection by-product formation during the UV/chlorine process. Water Research 2019, 154 , 199-209. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.watres.2019.02.004
  15. Ikechukwu A. Ike, Mikel Duke. Synthetic magnetite, maghemite, and haematite activation of persulphate for orange G degradation. Journal of Contaminant Hydrology 2018, 215 , 73-85. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jconhyd.2018.07.004