A Comparison between the Decomposition of Bisphenol A and the Concentration of Hydrogen Peroxide Formed during Ozone/Catalyst Oxidation Process

오존/촉매 산화공정에서 비스페놀 A의 분해와 생성된 과산화수소의 농도 비교

  • Choi, Jae Won (School of Chemical Engineering, University of Ulsan) ;
  • Lee, Hak Sung (School of Chemical Engineering, University of Ulsan)
  • Received : 2017.08.17
  • Accepted : 2017.09.05
  • Published : 2017.12.10


In this study, the formation of hydroxyl radical and decomposition characteristics of bisphenol A (BPA) was investigated by quantifying hydrogen peroxide formed as a reaction by-product during the formation stage of hydroperoxyl radical. The direct oxidation reaction by ozone only decomposed BPA just like the Criegee mechanism under the condition where radical chain reactions did not occur. Non-selective oxidation reactions occurred under the conditions of pH 6.5 and 9.5 where radical chain reactions do occur, confirming indirectly the formation of hydroxyl radical. The decomposition efficiency of BPA by the added catalysts appeared in the order of $O_3$/PAC ${\geq}$ $O_3/H_2O_2$ > $O_3$/high pH > $O_3$ alone. 0.03~0.08 mM of hydrogen peroxide were continuously measured during the oxidation reactions of ozone/catalyst processes. In the case of $O_3$/high pH process, BPA was completely decomposed in 50 min of the oxidation reaction, but reaction intermediates formed by oxidation reaction were not oxidized sufficiently with 29% of the removal ratio for total organic carbon (TOC, selective oxidation reaction). In the case of $O_3/H_2O_2$ and $O_3$/PAC processes, BPA was completely decomposed in 40 min of the oxidation reaction, and reaction intermediates formed by the oxidation reaction were oxidized with 57% and 66% of removal ratios for TOC, respectively (non-selective oxidation reactions).


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