Degradation of antipyrine in the Fenton-like process with a La-doped heterogeneous catalyst

  • Shicheng Wei
  • Cuiping Zeng
  • Yaobin LuEmail author
  • Guangli Liu
  • Haiping Luo
  • Renduo Zhang
Research Article


The aim of this study was to synthesize a novel lanthanum (La) doped catalyst and to investigate antipyrine removal in wastewater using the Fenton-like process with the catalyst. The La-doped Co-Cu-Fe catalyst was synthesized using the modified hydrothermal method. Results showed that the La-doped catalyst had higher specific surface area and lower particle size than the catalyst without La doping (i.e., the control) (267 vs. 163 m2/g and 14 vs. 32 nm, respectively). Under the conditions of catalyst dosage 0.5 g/L, H2O2 concentration 1.70 g/L, and NaHCO3 0.1 g/L, the antipyrine removal within 60 min using the Fenton-like process with the La-doped catalyst was much higher than that with the control (95% vs. 54%). The hydroxyl radical concentration with the La-doped catalyst within 60 min was two times higher than that with the control (49.2 vs. 22.1 µg/L). The high catalytic activity of La-doped catalyst was mainly attributed to its high specific surface area based on the X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy result. Our La-doped catalyst should have great potential to remove antipyrine in wastewater using the heterogeneous Fenton-like process.


Antipyrine Lanthanum Catalyst Fenton-like process 



This work was partly supported by grants from the National Key R& D Program of China (Nos. 2017YFB0903700 and 2017YFB0903703), the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant Nos. 51608547, 51278500 and 51308557), and the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (18lgpy43).

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Degradation pathways of antipyrine in the heterogeneous Fenton-like process


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shicheng Wei
    • 1
  • Cuiping Zeng
    • 1
  • Yaobin Lu
    • 1
    Email author
  • Guangli Liu
    • 1
  • Haiping Luo
    • 1
  • Renduo Zhang
    • 1
  1. 1.Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Environmental Pollution Control and Remediation Technology, School of Environmental Science and EngineeringSun Yat-sen UniversityGuangzhouChina

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