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Degradation of Bisphenol A Using Ozone/Persulfate Process: Kinetics and Mechanism

Yang, Ying, Guo, Hongguang, Zhang, Yongli, Deng, Qinzu, Zhang, Jing
Water, air, and soil pollution 2016 v.227 no.2 pp. 53
bisphenol A, butanol, ethanol, models, oxidation, ozone, pH, spectroscopy
Advanced oxidation of bisphenol A (BPA) in aqueous system by O₃/Na₂S₂O₈ was investigated, the degradation of BPA was affected by ozone concentration, persulfate dosages, initial pH, and BPA concentration. Experimental results indicated that the degradation of BPA was proved to follow the pseudo-first order kinetics model and was enhanced with the increase of O₃ concentration and the decrease of initial BPA concentration. pH played a significant role in the BPA removal especially under the alkaline condition. Free radical species in the O₃/Na₂S₂O₈ system were identified by using tertiary butyl alcohol (TBA) and ethanol (ETOH) as two probes, the results found that the major free radical was SO₄ ⁻ · at acidic condition (pH = 3), and the concentration of ·OH increased with the pH increased. Eight products were detected during the reaction according to liquid chromatograph-mass spectrometry analysis. Most of the intermediates contained quinonoid derivatives, carboxylic acid, and the relevant mechanism for BPA degradation by O₃/Na₂S₂O₈ system were proposed.