OH radical monitoring technologies for AOP advanced oxidation process

S. K. Han, S. N. Nam, J. W. Kang

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This study has been conducted to investigate OH radical monitoring technologies for the advanced oxidation process (AOP). OH radicals can be measured directly or indirectly through electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR), hydrogen peroxide method and probe compounds such as pCBA. Among the various AOPs, we focused on the application of EPR technique for ·OH monitoring in the ultrasonic irradiation process. EPR method is a valuable tool and has a high sensitivity for radical measuring. Our study was performed with 20 kHz ultrasonic processor in 20 ml DMPO (1 mM) solution. The amount of DMPO-OH adduct with hyperfine constants aN = aH = 1.49 mT and g-value 2.0054, coincided with those of the DMPO-OH adduct depends on the reaction time of the sonication. Also, we have found that at least, ·OH was accumulated by 2 × 10-10 M for 10 min sonication, when 60% of the initial amount was destroyed through ·OH monitoring using a probe compound. With these results, we could assume that recombination of ·OH to form hydrogen peroxide occurs at the interfacial region.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7-12
Number of pages6
JournalWater Science and Technology
Issue number11-12
Publication statusPublished - 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Water Science and Technology


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