A heterogeneous peroxymonosulfate catalyst built by Fe-based metal-organic framework for the dye degradation

Malihe Moazeni, Seyed Mehran Hashemian, Mika Sillanpää, Afshin Ebrahimi, Ki Hyun Kim

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The regulatory control on dyes is an important issue, as their discharge into the environment can pose significant risks to human health. MIL-101(Fe) prepared by a solvothermal method was used as a catalyst to generate sulfate (SO4•−) and hydroxyl (HO) radicals from peroxymonosulfate (PMS) for the treatment of orange G (OG). The structural properties of MIL-101(Fe) were assessed by a number of characterization approaches (e.g., Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy). The factors controlling the removal of OG were explored by a response surface methodology with central composite design (RSM-CCD) plus adaptive neuro-fuzzy inference system (ANFIS). The synthetized MIL-101(Fe) had uniform octahedral nanocrystals with rough surfaces and porous structures. The maximum catalytic removal efficiency of OG with MIL-101(Fe)/PMS process was 74% (the final concentration of Fe2+ as 0.19 mg/L and reaction rate of 434.2 μmol/g/h). The catalytic removal of OG could be defined by the non-linear kinetic models based on RSM. The OG removal efficiency declined noticeably with the addition of radical scavengers such as ethanol (EtOH) and tert-butanol (TBA) along with some mineral anions. Accordingly, MIL-101(Fe)/PMS is identified as an effective remediation option for the dyes based on advanced oxidation process (AOPs) based on high treatment efficiency at low dosage of low cost catalyst.

Original languageEnglish
Article number113897
JournalJournal of Environmental Management
StatePublished - 2022 Feb 1


  • MIL-101(Fe)
  • Metal-organic framework
  • Orange G dye
  • Peroxymonosulfate
  • RSM
  • Sulfate radicals


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