Sandyanto Adityosulindro This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.1, Amadira Rahdhani1, and Djoko M. Hartono1

1Environmental Engineering Study Program, Department of Civil Engineering, Universitas Indonesia, Depok 16424, Indonesia


Received: February 10, 2021
Accepted: June 15, 2021
Publication Date: October 1, 2021

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Construction and demolition waste from the whole planet are around 3 billion tons per year. Steel-based waste is one of the most significant which was estimated at about 10% of total construction waste. In this study, a catalyst derived from rebar flakes waste (RFW) was investigated for heterogeneous Fenton oxidation of methyl orange (MO) in water. The catalyst was characterized using Particle Size Analyzer, SEM-EDX analysis, XRD analysis, and AAS analysis. RFW catalyst contains 60.19% (in wt) of iron, in form of magnetite (Fe3O4), hematite (Fe2O3), and wustite (FeO). RFW catalyse Fenton oxidation of MO was investigated under various experimental conditions as follows: catalyst dosage (0.5-1.5 g/L), oxidant dosage (3.3-26.4 mM), pollutant concentration (10-200 ppm), pH (2-4), and temperature (30-60oC).
Decolourisation of MO was improved by high catalyst dosage, acidic solution, and high temperature. Decolourisation up to 97% in 3 hours was observed at 0.75 g/L RFW catalyst, 6.6 mM H2O2, solution pH at 3, and temperature at 60oC. Evaluation of iron leaching suggests that the Fenton oxidation of MO was due to the concomitant reaction of the heterogeneous and homogeneous pathway

Keywords: Fenton catalyst; Construction waste; Advanced oxidation processes; Dye removal; Operating parameters


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