Efficient transformation of DDTs with Persulfate Activation by Zero-valent Iron Nanoparticles: A Mechanistic Study.

@article{Zhu2016EfficientTO,
  title={Efficient transformation of DDTs with Persulfate Activation by Zero-valent Iron Nanoparticles: A Mechanistic Study.},
  author={Changyin Zhu and Guodong Fang and Dionysios D Dionysiou and Cun Liu and Juan Gao and Wenxiu Qin and Dongmei Zhou},
  journal={Journal of hazardous materials},
  year={2016},
  volume={316},
  pages={232-41}
}
In this study, persulfate (PS) activation by nano-Fe(0) was used to degrade dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT), and the mechanism of this process was elucidated with EPR, GC-MS and free-radical quenching studies. It was found that DDT was degraded efficiently in PS/nano-Fe(0), and GC-MS analysis showed that benzoic acid, benzyl alcohol, dichlorobenzophenone and 2,2-bis(p-chlorophenyl)-ethane were the dominant products of DDT degradation, while only dechlorination products (DDD and DDE) were… CONTINUE READING