Preparation and Characterisation A Catalytic System Cu-Clay for Catalytic Oxidation of Methyl Orange with H2O2
In this work, the decolorization of Methyl Orange was conducted using catalysts prepared by impregnation of copper on natural clay in the presence of H2O2. The catalysts Cu-clay, prepared from the concentrated metal precursor of (impregnation ratio, W(Cu(NO3)2)/W(clay) = 1,5%–7,5%) were characterized by several methods such as X-ray diffraction (XRD), electronic scan microscopy (SEM), x-ray fluorescence (FX), and Brunauer–Emmett– Teller (BET). Important factors affecting catalyst activity and methyl orange removal efficiencies were studied: the effects of temperature, oxidant concentration, and catalyst dosage. The results showed, a very significant activation of hydrogen peroxide by the catalyst, the Methyl Orange depletion percentage reaching 94 % after 2 h, and very stability of the catalyst. It was also observed that the best catalyst, at a reaction temperature of 25°C. 2,5ml of H2O2 and 4.0 g/L of 5% Cu-clay, 94% decolorization was achieved within 120 min treatment. Although the Cu show high activity, their stability and reusability still need improvement.