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Elimination of Cypermethrin Using Fe-TiO2 Nanoparticles Supported on Coconut Palm Spathe Using a Solar Flat Plate Photoreactor

Version 1 : Received: 26 July 2019 / Approved: 26 July 2019 / Online: 26 July 2019 (17:37:11 CEST)

How to cite: Solano, R.; Herrera, A. Elimination of Cypermethrin Using Fe-TiO2 Nanoparticles Supported on Coconut Palm Spathe Using a Solar Flat Plate Photoreactor. Preprints 2019, 2019070304 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201907.0304.v1). Solano, R.; Herrera, A. Elimination of Cypermethrin Using Fe-TiO2 Nanoparticles Supported on Coconut Palm Spathe Using a Solar Flat Plate Photoreactor. Preprints 2019, 2019070304 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201907.0304.v1).

Abstract

In this research, the photocatalytic degradation of cypermethrin using Fe-TiO2 nanoparticles supported in a biomaterial was evaluated. The nanoparticles of TiO2 were synthesized by the green chemistry method assisted by ultrasound and doped by chemical impregnation using molar ratios Fe:Ti of 0, 0.05, 0.075 and 0.1, to make efficient use of direct sunlight (λ>310 nm). All nanoparticles were immobilized on the surface of spathe of coconut palm (Cocos nucifera). The degradation was carried out at room temperature and natural pH in a flat plate solar reactor, on which the composite material was subjected. The concentration of cypermethrin was determined after 12000 J/m2 of accumulated radiation from GC-MS and the resulting material was characterized by Scanning electron microscopy (SEM), Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) image and selected area electron diffraction (SAED), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), UV-Vis spectrophotometry of diffuse reflectance and BET surface area BET surface area. The best results were achieved with the use of Degussa TiO2 P-25, Fe:Ti=0 and Fe:Ti=0.05 in suspension, with percentages of degradation of cypermethrin of 99.84, 99.62, and 100%, respectively. However, the materials supported on the biomaterial of coconut, they allowed to reach degradation percentages higher than 80% with the advantage that it minimizes operating costs, since they are not necessary filtering or centrifuging processes to separate the catalyst.

Subject Areas

Cypermethrin; green chemistry; photocatalysis; sunlight; flat plate

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