Abstract In this research, a lucunary Keggin structure,[PMO2W9039]7- was selected as an efficient homogenous catalyst for degradation of an azo dye (direct blue 71) and a simple method was developed for degradation of DB71. The method is based on the oxidation of azo dye in the presence of a lucunary Keggin form of polyoxometalates, K7[PMO2W9O39]·19H2O, as a homogenous catalyst at room temperature. The reaction is monitored spectrophotometrically by measuring the absorbance of dye at λ=585 nm. Some parameters including concentration of catalyst, concentration of H2O2, pH and reaction time were investigated and optimized. Results show that K7[PMO2W9O39]·19H20 is more efficient in the presence of hydrogen peroxide. Degradation of dye in the presence of the catalyst and H2O2 could lead to the disappearance approximately 65% of dye after 60 min. But degradation for the same experiment performed in the absence of catalyst or in the absence of H2O2 was 22% or 5% respectively. Approximately 87% azo dyes has been eliminated after 90 min in the presence of catalyst, H2O2 and optimize conditions (0.6 g/L of K7[PMO2-W9O39]·19H2O, 0.08 mol/L hydrogen peroxide and room temperature).
Received: 08 April 2011
Fund:Foundation item:Supported by the Islamic Azad University Yazd Branch.
Masoumeh Tabatabaee,Maria Roozbeh,Mandana Roozbeh. Catalytic effect of lucunary heteropolyanion containing molybdenum and tungsten atoms on decolorization of direct blue 71[J]. CCL, 2011, 22(12): 1501-1504.