Impact factors of the degradation of bisphenol A by nitrocellulose membrane under illumination

Zhifeng Dai , Li Wu , Xinmiao Jin , Tongqian Zhao , Haipo Wang


Received October 23, 2019,Revised , Accepted May 08, 2020, Available online July 30, 2020

Volume 100,2021,Pages 193-202

Nitrocellulose membrane (NCM) can produce hydroxyl radicals under illumination, which promotes the oxidative degradation of organic pollutants. In this paper, NCM was used to oxidize bisphenol A (BPA) under simulated sunlight. The effects of pH, temperature, light intensity, anion and cation on the degradation of BPA were analyzed. The photodegradation process of BPA was discussed. The optimal photolysis rate was 0.031 min−1 when the temperature was 30°C, the light intensity was 2.67 × 104 Lux, and the pH value was 9.0. The alkaline environment, temperature and light intensity can promote the photodegradation of BPA. Except for nitrate ions, anions and cations can inhibit the photodegradation of BPA. Compared with cations, anions have a greater inhibitory effect on BPA degradation. The degradation products of BPA by NCM were analyzed by gas chromatographic/mass. This study may provide useful information for the BPA degradation by NCM in complex water samples.

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