MnO2/TiO2Nanotube Array-Coated Titanium Substrates as Anodes for Electrocatalytic Oxidation of As(III) in Aqueous Solution

Yuanjie Xiong, Xiang Liu, Tian Cheng Zhang, Shaojun Yuan

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Abstract

The conversion of As(III) to As(V) in groundwater is an urgent issue, owing to the higher mobility, stronger toxicity, and weaker binding ability of As(III). In this work, the electrocatalytic oxidation of As(III) was efficiently achieved with a facile and environmentally benign method by using hierarchical MnO2-deposited TiO2nanotube arrays (MnO2/TNAs) as the anode. The electrocatalytic oxidation performance of the as-fabricated MnO2/TNA-coated anode was systematically investigated. The results exhibited that such as-fabricated MnO2/TNAs had a high oxidation efficiency of 90% at a low concentration of As(III) (1 mg L-1). Furthermore, the reaction mechanism was systematically studied by electron spin resonance and free radical capture experiments. The oxidation of As(III) was accomplished via both direct oxidation on the anode surface and indirect oxidation of the reactive oxygen species. The highly efficient TNA-based anode offers a potentially promising advanced material for electrochemical oxidation of trace As(III) in the practical field.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7404-7415
Number of pages12
JournalACS Applied Nano Materials
Volume4
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 23 2021

Keywords

  • As(III)
  • TiO2 nanotubes
  • anode
  • electro-generated radicals
  • electrocatalytic oxidation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)

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