Depassivation of aged Fe0 by ferrous ions: implications to contaminant degradation.

@article{Liu2013DepassivationOA,
  title={Depassivation of aged Fe0 by ferrous ions: implications to contaminant degradation.},
  author={Tongxu Liu and Xiaomin Li and T David Waite},
  journal={Environmental science & technology},
  year={2013},
  volume={47 23},
  pages={13712-20}
}
Investigation of the effects of ferrous iron (Fe(II)) on the ability of aged (iron oxide coated) Fe(0) to degrade trichloroethylene (TCE) has revealed that, while neither aged Fe(0) nor Fe(II) separately were able to degrade TCE, approximately 95% of the TCE present was degraded after exposure to a mixture of aged Fe(0) and Fe(II) for 21 days. The rates of… CONTINUE READING