In situ chemical oxidation of aniline by persulfate with iron(II) activation at ambient temperature

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The kinetics of aniline degradation by persulfate processes with iron(II) activation at ambient temperature was investigated in this study.With iron(II) as initiator, the oxidation reactions were found to follow a biphasic rate phenomenon: a rapid transformation followed by a slow but sustained oxidation process. In the first 30 s, the reaction mainly relies on the persulfate-Fe 2+ reaction in which aniline is oxidized rapidly. After 30 s, the aniline was still oxidized but the rate of reaction tended to be slower and the rates were clearly linear-proportional. After the initial fast oxidation, the reactions appeared to follow a pseudo-first-order model.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)911-913
Number of pages3
JournalChinese Chemical Letters
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2010


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)


  • Aniline
  • In situ chemical oxidation
  • Persulfate

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