Water Depollution Control : A Gateway to Reaction Monitoring and Analytical Chemistry

23 March 2021, Version 1
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We present here an experimental session for undergraduate students, based on the reaction monitoring of the degradation of an organic pollutant (para-nitrophenol) by a Fenton-like reaction, catalysed by magnetite particles.
During the session, students realized a follow-up of the reaction by Gas Chromatography with an internal standard, and by UV-Visible spectrophotometry.
This session was a good starting point to numerous discussions about analytical chemistry, environmental chemistry.


environmental chemistry
Analytical Chemistry
undergraduate students
UV-Visible Spectrophotometry
Experimental session
gas chromatography


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