Ozone decomposition in aqueous solution proceeds through a radical type chain mechanism. These reactions involve the very reactive and catalytic intermediates hydroxyl (OH) radical, O2− radical, HO2 radical, OH−, H2O2, etc. OH radical is proposed as an important factor in the ozonation of water. In the previous study, generation of OH radical in the ozonation of water containing 3-chlorophenol was mathematically evaluated. In this study, we estimated the kinetic equation for the effect of 3-chlorophenol on OH radical generation during ozonation using the power law equation, in order to analyze it more correctly. The OH radical was trapped with a 5,5-dimethyl-1-pyrroline-N-oxide (DMPO) as a stable adduct, DMPO-OH. The relationship between the ozone concentration, 3-chlorophenol content, and the initial velocity (ν0) of DMPO-OH generation was analyzed mathematically, and the following equation was obtained: ν0 (10−6 M/s)=(1.58×10−5)×[3-chlorophenol (10−6 M)]×[ozone (10−6 M)]2.40+(3.09×10−5)×[ozone (10−6 M)]1.72. The equation fitted very well with the experimental results, and square of the correlation coefficient was larger than 0.9.
- electron spin resonance (ESR)
- hydroxyl radical
- power law
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