Reaction pathway and oxidation mechanisms of dibutyl phthalate by persulfate activated with zero-valent iron.

@article{Li2016ReactionPA,
  title={Reaction pathway and oxidation mechanisms of dibutyl phthalate by persulfate activated with zero-valent iron.},
  author={Huanxuan Li and Jinquan Wan and Yongwen Ma and Yan Wang},
  journal={The Science of the total environment},
  year={2016},
  volume={562},
  pages={889-897}
}
This study investigated reaction pathway and oxidation mechanisms of dibutyl phthalate (DBP) by persulfate (PS) activated with zero-valent iron (ZVI). The DBP degradation was studied at three pH values (acidic, neutral and basic) in the presence of different organic scavengers. Using a chemical probe method, both sulfate radical (SO4(-)) and hydroxyl radical (·OH) were found to be primary oxidants at pH3.0 and pH7.0, respectively while ·OH was the major specie to oxidize DBP at pH11.0. A… CONTINUE READING