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Kassim Badmus published an article in May 2018.
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Leslie Petrik

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Environmental and Nano Science, Chemistry Department, Faculty of Natural Science, University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa

Omotola Babajide

6 shared publications

Mechanical Engineering Department, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Bellville, South Africa

Emile S. Massima Mouele

2 shared publications

Environmental and Nano Sciences (ENS) Research Group, Department of Chemistry, University of the Western Cape, Bellville, South Africa

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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Synthesis and characterisation of stable and efficient nano zero valent iron Kassim O. Badmus, Elizabeth Coetsee-Hugo, Hendrik Swart, Les... Published: 10 May 2018
Environmental Science and Pollution Research, doi: 10.1007/s11356-018-2119-7
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Nano zero valent iron (nZVI) is an excellent adsorbent/reductant with wide applicability in remediation of persistent contaminants in soil, water and groundwater aquifers. There are concerns about its environmental fate, agglomeration, toxicity and stability in the air. Several modification methods have applied chistosan, green tea, carboxyl methyl cellulose and other coating substances to ensure production of nZVI with excellent air stability and effectiveness. The synthesis of a novel green nZVI (gNZVI) with Harpephyllum caffrum leaf extracts was successfully executed in the current study. Production of gNZVI involved the simultaneous addition of an optimum amount of the NaBH4 and H. caffrum extract to FeCl3 in an inert environment (Nitrogen). The solution was stirred for 30 min, washed with dilute ethanol (50%) and freeze dried. This procedure offered the best option for the synthesis of gNZVI in terms of nontoxic and inexpensive choice of stabiliser/reductant. Systematic characterisations using TGA, TEM, SEM, XRD, FT-IR and XPS confirmed the synthesis of crystalline, stable, reactive, well-dispersed and predominantly 50 nm diameter sized gNZVI compared to the conventionally synthesised nZVI which is 65 nm. The activity testing using Orange II sodium salt (OR2) confirmed the effectiveness of the synthesised gNZVI as an excellent Fenton catalyst with 65% degradation of 20 ppm OR2 dye in 1 h reaction time.
Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Review of the methods for determination of reactive oxygen species and suggestion for their application in advanced oxid... Emile S. Massima Mouele, Olanrewaju Ojo. Fatoba, Omotola Bab... Published: 14 February 2018
Environmental Science and Pollution Research, doi: 10.1007/s11356-018-1392-9
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Advanced oxidation processes (AOPs) particularly non-thermal plasmas based on electrical discharges have been widely investigated for water and wastewater treatment. Dielectric barrier discharges (DBDs) generate large amounts of selective and non-selective reactive oxygen species (ROS) such as ozone, hydrogen peroxide, atomic oxygen, superoxide molecular anions and hydroxyl radicals, having been proved to be efficient for water decontamination among various forms of electrical discharge systems. The detection and quantification methods of these oxygen species in non-thermal plasmas have been reviewed. However, their application in dielectric barrier discharge has not been well studied. It is therefore imperative to summarise the various detection and quantification methods for oxygen-based species determination in AOPs, aqueous systems and non-thermal plasma processes. Thereafter, reviewed methods are suggested for the determination of ROS in DBD configurations to understand the consumption trend of these oxidants during treatment of water effluents and to evaluate the performance of the treatment reactor configuration towards the degradation of targeted pollutants.
Article 2 Reads 0 Citations Treatment of persistent organic pollutants in wastewater using hydrodynamic cavitation in synergy with advanced oxidatio... Kassim Olasunkanmi Badmus, Jimoh Oladejo Tijani, Emile Massi... Published: 19 January 2018
Environmental Science and Pollution Research, doi: 10.1007/s11356-017-1171-z
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Persistent organic pollutants (POPs) are very tenacious wastewater contaminants. The consequences of their existence have been acknowledged for negatively affecting the ecosystem with specific impact upon endocrine disruption and hormonal diseases in humans. Their recalcitrance and circumvention of nearly all the known wastewater treatment procedures are also well documented. The reported successes of POPs treatment using various advanced technologies are not without setbacks such as low degradation efficiency, generation of toxic intermediates, massive sludge production, and high energy expenditure and operational cost. However, advanced oxidation processes (AOPs) have recently recorded successes in the treatment of POPs in wastewater. AOPs are technologies which involve the generation of OH radicals for the purpose of oxidising recalcitrant organic contaminants to their inert end products. This review provides information on the existence of POPs and their effects on humans. Besides, the merits and demerits of various advanced treatment technologies as well as the synergistic efficiency of combined AOPs in the treatment of wastewater containing POPs was reported. A concise review of recently published studies on successful treatment of POPs in wastewater using hydrodynamic cavitation technology in combination with other advanced oxidation processes is presented with the highlight of direction for future research focus.