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Ferrous Ion Catalyzed Photooxidation of Methylene Blue with Peroxydisulphate Ion

Authors(4) :-Jyoti Soni, Anil Chohadia, Narendra Nirwan, Kumud Intodia

Photooxidation of dyes is a new concern among researchers since it offers an attractive method for decolorization of dyes and breaks them into simple products. Photochemical oxidation of methylene blue (MB) was investigated in presence of Fe+2 and peroxydisulphate ions at normal temperature and pressure. The effect of operating variables like the concentration of ferrous ions, concentration of methylene blue, pH, and concentration of peroxydisulphate ion and light intensity on the rate of reaction was also observed. The progress of the reaction was monitored spectrophotometrically. The photochemical oxidation of dye follows pseudo first order kinetics. The results showed that the methylene blue was completely oxidized and degraded into CO2 and H2O. A suitable tentative mechanism for photochemical oxidation of methylene blue has been proposed.
Jyoti Soni, Anil Chohadia, Narendra Nirwan, Kumud Intodia
Photochemical oxidation, ferric ion, peroxydisulphate ion, methylene blue (MB).
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Publication Details
  Published in : Volume 1 | Issue 2 | May-June 2015
  Date of Publication : 2015-06-30
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 132-139
Manuscript Number : IJSRST184178
Publisher : Technoscience Academy
PRINT ISSN : 2395-6011
ONLINE ISSN : 2395-602X
Cite This Article :
Jyoti Soni, Anil Chohadia, Narendra Nirwan, Kumud Intodia, "Ferrous Ion Catalyzed Photooxidation of Methylene Blue with Peroxydisulphate Ion", International Journal of Scientific Research in Science and Technology(IJSRST), Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X, Volume 1, Issue 2, pp.132-139, May-June-2015.
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