Performance Comparison of Fe2+ Activated Persulfate and Electro-Persulfate Process in Acid Blue 25 Removal from Aqueous Solution: Operating Conditions and Reaction Velocity

Document Type : Research Article


Environmental Engineering Department, Civil and Environmental Engineering Faculty, Tarbiat Modares University


The purpose of this study was to compare the performance of Fe2+ activated persulfate and electro-persulfate process in Acid Blue 25 removal from aqueous solution. For this reason, the effects of different parameters including pH, dye, sodium persulfate and ferrous sulfate concentrations were investigated. The removal efficiency of 92% at the time of 60 minute was obtained at pH= 3, dye concentration= 50 mg/L, sodium persulfate concentration= 500 mg/L and Fe (II) sulfate concentration= 100 mg/L for Fe2+ activated persulfate system and the removal efficiency of 95% at pH= 5, dye concentration = 200 mg/L, sodium persulfate concentration = 500 mg/L and ferrous sulfate concentration = 100 mg/L for electro-persulfate system by means of graphite materials as the neutral electrodes. COD removal efficiency in Fe2+ activated persulfate and electro-persulfate in the mentioned conditions were 90% and 89% in 180 minutes, respectively. Moreover, the result of process kinetics showed that using electrochemical process improved the reaction velocity from 0.0016 to 0.0487 mg/L/ min. The comparison between these two-process showed that using electrochemical process improved dye removal efficiency by 4 times.


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