Decolorization of azo dye Orange G by aluminum powder enhanced by ultrasonic irradiation.


In this work, the decolorization of azo dye Orange G (OG) in aqueous solution by aluminum powder enhanced by ultrasonic irradiation (AlP-UI) was investigated. The effects of various operating operational parameters such as the initial pH, initial OG concentration, AlP dosage, ultrasound power and added hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) concentration were studied. The results showed that the decolorization rate was enhanced when the aqueous OG was irradiated simultaneously by ultrasound in the AlP-acid systems. The decolorization rate decreased with the increase of both initial pH values of 2.0-4.0 and OG initial concentrations of 10-80mg/L, increased with the ultrasound power enhancing from 500 to 900W. An optimum value was reached at 2.0g/L of the AlP dosage in the range of 0.5-2.5g/L. The decolorization rate enhanced significantly by the addition of hydrogen peroxide in the range of 10-100mM to AlP-UI system reached an optimum value of 0.1491min(-1). The decolorization of OG appears to involve primarily oxidative steps, the cleavage of NN bond, which were verificated by the intermediate products of OG under the optimal tested degradation system, aniline and 1-amino-2-naphthol-6,8-disulfonate detected by the LC-MS.

DOI: 10.1016/j.ultsonch.2014.06.023

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@article{Cai2015DecolorizationOA, title={Decolorization of azo dye Orange G by aluminum powder enhanced by ultrasonic irradiation.}, author={Mei-qiang Cai and Xiao Qin Wei and Zhi Jun Song and Mi-cong Jin}, journal={Ultrasonics sonochemistry}, year={2015}, volume={22}, pages={167-73} }