Photocatalysis pp 241-258 | Cite as

Heterogeneous Photo-Fenton Technology

  • Jinlong Zhang
  • Baozhu Tian
  • Lingzhi Wang
  • Mingyang Xing
  • Juying Lei
Part of the Lecture Notes in Chemistry book series (LNC, volume 100)


Organic pollutants, especially dye pollution, cause great concern owing to their being toxic, carcinogenic, and harmful to the nature and human beings. The wastewater treatment technology, equipment, and catalysts have been the focus of environmental scientific researchers beyond dispute. Iron (hydr)oxides have high photocatalytic activity and excellent magnetic separation for recycling. And graphene that has high surface area and other unique properties can be utilized to fabricate composite materials with iron (hydr)oxides, which makes the iron-based materials become multifunctional catalysts in Fenton reaction. Recent studies have indicated that the graphene/iron (hydr)oxide composites exhibit excellent catalysis to organic molecules with H2O2 by (1) catalytic degrading organic compounds and (2) decomposing H2O2 to generate hydroxyl radicals. This chapter summarizes the recent research progress in the development of iron (hydr)oxides/graphene composites for the application in water purification. The degradation of various types of dye pollutants on different types of graphene/iron (hydr)oxides catalysts were also introduced in this chapter. Finally, the current challenges and the crucial issues in the iron (hydr)oxides-based catalysts that need to be further investigated are also provided for future study of researchers interested in environment protection and purification.


Graphene Fenton Iron (hydr)oxides Catalysis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jinlong Zhang
    • 1
  • Baozhu Tian
    • 1
  • Lingzhi Wang
    • 1
  • Mingyang Xing
    • 1
  • Juying Lei
    • 1
  1. 1.Key Laboratory for Advanced Materials & Institute of Fine ChemicalsEast China University of Science & TechnologyShanghaiChina

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