Synthesis of Magnetic CoFe2O4 Nanoparticles and Their Efficient Degradation of Diclofenac by Activating Persulfate via Formation of Sulfate Radicals.

Author(s) Zhang, H.; Li, H.; Wang, Z.; Li, B.; Cheng, X.; Cheng, Q.
Journal J Nanosci Nanotechnol
Date Published 2018 Oct 01

In this study, magnetic CoFe2O4 nanoparticles were synthesized by hydrothermal method by using ferric nitrate and cobalt nitrate as raw materials. Subsequently, physicochemical properties of the resulting CoFe2O4 nanoparticles were systematically studied by scanning electron microscope, X-ray diffraction, N2 adsorption/desorption, Fourier transformation infrared spectroscopy and Vibration sample magnetometer measurement. Results indicated that CoFe2O4 nanoparticles with cubic spinel structure possessed an average diameter of 6.9 nm, specific surface area of 103.48 m2 · g-1, saturation magnetization of 54.65 A · m2(emu · g-1) and coercivity of 1.76×104 A · m-1. Furthermore, scavenging experiments revealed that sulfate radicals (.SO-4) was the main active species derived from persulfates, in which 72.3% of diclofenac could be degraded within 30 min treatment. This study provides a promising strategy to synthesize versatile catalyst which would be potentially applied in pharmaceutical wastewater purification.

DOI 10.1166/jnn.2018.15800
ISSN 1533-4880
Citation J Nanosci Nanotechnol. 2018;18(10):69426948.

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