Photo-oxidation of an endocrine disrupting chemical o-chloroaniline with the assistance of TiO2 and iodate: Reaction parameters and kinetic models

Meijuan Chen, Wei Chu

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An efficient photo-oxidation system was introduced to decay a typical endocrine disrupting chemical o-chloroaniline (o-ClA) by using UV light with the assistant of TiO2and IO3-(UV/TiO2/KIO3system). The o-ClA decay in UV/TiO2/KIO3system is much superior to sole UV and UV/TiO2. For depth evaluating the system, the effect of TiO2dosages, KIO3dosages, and initial pH levels ([TiO2]0, [KIO3]0and pH0) were investigated and optimized. The optimum o-ClA decay was achieved at [KIO3]0of 66.7mg/L and pH0of 7.09. The kinetics analysis showed that the o-ClA decay followed a two-stage pseudo first-order, and the decay rate constants at both stages (k1and k2) are significantly influenced by [TiO2]0, [KIO3]0and pH0. After data analysis, both 1/k1and 1/k2were found linearly correlated to [KIO3]0, pH0and 1/[TiO2]0. Mathematic models were therefore derived for predicting o-ClA decay in terms of [TiO2]0, [KIO3]0and pH0. Moreover, the proposed models offered efficient approaches to predict the o-ClA decay in UV/TiO2/KIO3system under various conditions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)273-279
Number of pages7
JournalChemical Engineering Journal
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jul 2014


  • Iodate
  • Kinetic models
  • O-Chloroaniline
  • Photo-oxidation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Environmental Chemistry

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