Iron activated sodium bisulfite enhances generation of Mn (III) species through the MnO2/bisulfite catalytic process

Zaiyao Hou, Jianfeng Ma, Changhai Fan, Mingguo Peng, Sridhar Komarneni

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

2 Scopus citations


A series of compound oxides of Fe-MnX (Fe-Mn1, Fe-Mn2, Fe-Mn3, Fe-Mn4) were synthesized and tested in the activation of bisulfite for methylene blue (MB) degradation in aqueous solution under dark condition. X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and BET surface area were used to characterize the Fe-MnX oxides. Fe-Mn2 could remove about 92% of MB from solution in 70 min, which was much more than the amounts removed by either Fe2O3 or MnO2. Mechanism analysis of synergistic effects was validated by simple detection of ionic species such as, Fe (III), Fe (II) and Mn (III) and controlling different variables. After thermal treatment, the current catalysts could be regenerated and recycled for at least three times.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)892-898
Number of pages7
JournalCeramics International
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Process Chemistry and Technology
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Iron activated sodium bisulfite enhances generation of Mn (III) species through the MnO<sub>2</sub>/bisulfite catalytic process'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this