The presence of persistent organic pollutants in industrial wastewaters is becoming a problem of major concern. In the present study we explored the degradation of azo dyes, wellknown common hazardous contaminants, by a green and efficient procedure using continuous flow photooxidative degradation. In particular, carbon dots synthesized from fishery waste (bass-CDs) were used as a cheap and readily available photocatalyst in combination with oxygen and UV light. Methyl orange, acid red 18, amaranth, sunset yellow and chromotrope were chosen as model substrates and their degradation was studied both in batch and in continuous flow conditions. All the azo dyes were fully degraded with both techniques highlighting the suitability of bass-CDs for the decontamination of wastewater. The main advantages are of using a “disposable” photocatalyst, in aqueous solvent and in continuous flow. In particular, continuous flow operation allowed faster decompositions: circa 2 min versus 1–3 hours needed in batch

Continuous Flow Photooxidative Degradation of Azo Dyes with Biomass-Derived Carbon Dots

Campalani C.;Selva M.;Perosa A.
2022-01-01

Abstract

The presence of persistent organic pollutants in industrial wastewaters is becoming a problem of major concern. In the present study we explored the degradation of azo dyes, wellknown common hazardous contaminants, by a green and efficient procedure using continuous flow photooxidative degradation. In particular, carbon dots synthesized from fishery waste (bass-CDs) were used as a cheap and readily available photocatalyst in combination with oxygen and UV light. Methyl orange, acid red 18, amaranth, sunset yellow and chromotrope were chosen as model substrates and their degradation was studied both in batch and in continuous flow conditions. All the azo dyes were fully degraded with both techniques highlighting the suitability of bass-CDs for the decontamination of wastewater. The main advantages are of using a “disposable” photocatalyst, in aqueous solvent and in continuous flow. In particular, continuous flow operation allowed faster decompositions: circa 2 min versus 1–3 hours needed in batch
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