Fast activating persulfate by crystallization of Fe-based metallic glasses with external energy
Materials Science Forum
Trans Tech Publications
School of Engineering
Very recently, crystallization of metallic glasses (MGs) has presented promising properties in the catalytic field. This work has investigated enhanced catalytic performance of crystallized Fe78Si9B13 ribbons for fast activating persulfate (PS) with assistance of UV-vis light and heat. The ribbons were obtained by annealing at 750°C (Fe-A750) and cibacron brilliant yellow 3G-P (BY 3G-P) dye was used as pollutant. The results indicated that UV-vis light had limited capability to enhance PS activation efficiency by crystallized ribbons while the reaction rate using heat at 65°C was 7.5 times higher than at 25°C, suggesting an advanced performance with heat assistance of Fe-A750 ribbons. Activation energy ∆E for Fe-A750 was measured as 44.5 kJ mol-1. In addition, 5 times reusability could be achieved for Fe-A750 ribbons under 45°C without catalytic decay. The surface morphologies of glassy ribbons, as-annealed Fe-A750 ribbons, HCl-treated Fe-A750 ribbons and after-reused Fe-A750 ribbons have also been systematically studied. This work provides a novel clue to promote applicability of novel crystallized ribbons from MGs.