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dc.contributor.author Hlekelele, Lerato
dc.contributor.author Nomadolo, Nomvuyo E
dc.contributor.author Setshedi, Katlego Z
dc.contributor.author Mofokeng, Lethula E
dc.contributor.author Chetty, Avashnee S
dc.contributor.author Chauke, Vangane P
dc.date.accessioned 2019-10-31T07:39:28Z
dc.date.available 2019-10-31T07:39:28Z
dc.date.issued 2019-05
dc.identifier.citation Hlekelele, L. (et.al). 2019. Synthesis and characterization of polyaniline, polypyrrole and zero-valent iron-based materials for the adsorptive and oxidative removal of bisphenol-A from aqueous solution. RSC Advances, v9(25), pp 14531-14543. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2046-2069
dc.identifier.uri https://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2019/ra/c9ra01666j#!divAbstract
dc.identifier.uri DOI: 10.1039/c9ra01666j
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10204/11204
dc.description Copyright: 2019 The Royal Society of Chemistry. Open access article. This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial 3.0 Unported Licence. en_US
dc.description.abstract One pot synthesis of a polypyrrole, polyaniline and Fe(sup0) nano-composite (Fe0-PPY/PANI) was achieved by polymerizing aniline and pyrrole with FeCl(sub3) followed by the reduction of Fe(sup3)+ to Fe(sup0) with NaBH(sub4). PPY/ PANI was synthesized the same way as Fe0-PPY/PANI, except that all the FeCl(sub3) was removed by rinsing. The presence of Fe(sup0) was demonstrated using several analytical techniques; this was shown in comparison to materials that are without Fe(sup0). A series of materials were screened as both adsorbents and catalyst for the activation of H(sub2)O(Sub2) towards bisphenol A (BPA) removal in batch experiments. Polymers performed better than composites containing Fe(sup0) at adsorption, whereas Fe(sup0) based materials were better catalysts for the activation of H(sub2)O(sub2). BPA samples were then spiked with other contaminants including sewage water to test the performance of the various adsorbents and Fenton catalysts. PPY/ PANI was found to be a better adsorbent than the rest, whereas Fe(sup0)-PPY/PANI was the best Fenton catalyst. The adsorption kinetics of BPA onto PPY/PANI was studied; it was found that the process was governed by the pseudo-second-order kinetic model. The adsorption isotherms revealed that the amount of BPA taken up by PPY/PANI increased with increasing temperature and was governed by the Langmuir adsorption isotherm. The mechanism in which Fe(sup0)-PPY/PANI and H(sub2)O(sub2) degraded BPA was studied, it was found that surface-bound hydroxyl radicals were responsible for the degradation of BPA. It was also shown that the degradation process included the formation of smaller compounds leading to the reduction of the total organic content by 57%. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher The Royal Society of Chemistry en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Worklist;22415
dc.subject Polyaniline en_US
dc.subject Polypyrrole en_US
dc.subject Bisphenol-A en_US
dc.subject Polymers en_US
dc.title Synthesis and characterization of polyaniline, polypyrrole and zero-valent iron-based materials for the adsorptive and oxidative removal of bisphenol-A from aqueous solution en_US
dc.type Article


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