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Étude de la régénération d’adsorbants par oxydation indirecte

Abstract : The elimination of organic micropollutants often requires the use of adsorption processes among the water treatments. The aim of our study is to regenerate two expensive materials (hydrophobic zeolites and carbon monoliths) to increase their life expectancy and decrease their investing cost. Two organic contaminants were targeted : diclofenac and bisphenol A, which are refractory pollutants. Advanced oxidation processes involve radical species, HO• (Fenton and electro-Fenton reactions) and SO₄• – (thermal activation of persulfate ion). These oxidants were used to decompose the adsorbed pollutants and thus regenerate the adsorbents. The HO• production, within the core of aqueous phase, did not reach satisfactory regeneration, and a loss of adsorption capacity was observed. Furthermore, during this study, a sensitive polarographic analytical method was developed and validated for the quantification of H₂O₂ in the aqueous phase. This method was used to follow in situ the Fenton reaction. The location of the catalyst in a closer vicinity of the adsorbed species was then optimized and the iron catalyst was impregnated in the host, prior to the adsorption, on different types of hydrophobic zeolites. Concerning carbon monolith, the electro-Fenton process was carried out using the material as the cathode thanks to its electrical conductivity. Consequently, HO• are produced in the porosity of monolith. This latter property enhanced the degradation of adsorbed solutes. The overall performances were increased compared to the homogeneous Fenton process. Nonetheless, a decrease of the adsorption capacities with adsorption-regeneration cycles was observed.
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Lionel Domergue. Étude de la régénération d’adsorbants par oxydation indirecte. Matériaux. Université Rennes 1, 2019. Français. ⟨NNT : 2019REN1S028⟩. ⟨tel-02897390⟩



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