F. J. Rodríguez

Centro De Investigación Y Desarrollo Tecnológico En Electroquímica, Ciudad Queretaro, Querétaro, Mexico

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Publications (8)17.58 Total impact

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    ABSTRACT: A review on different arrangements and reactor designs for Advanced Oxidation Processes based on the use of the Fenton reagent is presented. The review focuses on reports that include publications and patents dealing with water contaminated with different recalcitrant pollutants. The work includes a brief introduction that deals with the basics of the Fenton reagent use for the oxidation of pollutants of water effluents, followed by a set of sections in which some of the reports and patents of the different forms in which the Fenton reagent is employed for water treatment processes are presented. In this way, this review includes a section dealing with processes in which the components of the Fenton reagent is administered by means of H 2 O 2 and Fe salts addition, in which it is photo-assisted with UV light and in which it is electro-generated in-situ and photo-assisted taking advantage of the electrochemical reduction of dissolved oxygen on a carbonaceous cathode.
    07/2014: pages 95-135; , ISBN: 978-81-308-0549-8
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    ABSTRACT: Glassy carbon electrodes (GCE) were sequentially modified by cysteamine-capped gold nanoparticles (AuNp@cysteamine) and PAMAM dendrimers generation 4.5 bearing 128-COOH peripheral groups (GCE/AuNp@cysteamine/PAMAM), in order to explore their capabilities as electrochemical detectors of uric acid (UA) in human serum samples at pH 2. The results showed that concentrations of UA detected by cyclic voltammetry with GCE/AuNp@cysteamine/PAMAM were comparable (deviation <±10%; limits of detection (LOD) and quantification (LOQ) were 1.7×10(-4) and 5.8×10(-4)mgdL(-1), respectively) to those concentrations obtained using the uricase-based enzymatic-colorimetric method. It was also observed that the presence of dendrimers in the GCE/AuNp@cysteamine/PAMAM system minimizes ascorbic acid (AA) interference during UA oxidation, thus improving the electrocatalytic activity of the gold nanoparticles.
    Analytica chimica acta 02/2014; 812:18-25. · 4.31 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The conductivity mechanism of non-illuminated n-type TiO2 semiconductor films (prepared by electrophoretic deposition) modified with either terpyridine “tpy-Ru(II)” or bipyridine “bpy-Ru(II)” ruthenium complexes, has been investigated using Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS) measurements at different temperatures. While all the films (bare TiO2 and TiO2/Dye) showed that the electronic conductivity in a low temperature window (T < 313.24 K) can be described by a mechanism that follows the Mott equation (3D Variable Range Hopping, 3D-VRH), in a high temperature window (T >313.24 K), the conduction mechanism corresponds to the Nearest Neighbor Hopping (NNH) mechanism. The effect of the complexes is reflected in changes of the energetic parameters caused by the modifications in the distribution of energetic sites induced by the electronic overlapping of the π- molecular orbitals in the bpy or tpy ligands and the TiO2 films.
    Journal of The Electrochemical Society 10/2013; 160(11):H836. · 2.59 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: CdS nanoparticles (CdS-nps) were synthesized employing charged and neutral polyamidoamide (PAMAM) dendrimers (generation G3.5, G4.0 and G4.0-OH with 64 –COO−, –NH3+ and –OH peripheral groups, respectively) as templates. The morphological characterization of CdS-nps was carried out using TEM measurements that showed spherical nanoparticles characterized by average diameter values between 3.6 and 4.7 nm. Using UV–vis experiments, CdS-nps formation was evaluated using a diffusion controlled growth model where the S2− diffusion coefficient throughout the external and internal functional groups of dendrimers was found to be an important parameter. In this way, the results indicate that nanoparticle formation is primarily affected by the charged nature of the external functional groups of the dendrimer template.
    Journal of Crystal Growth 12/2012; 361:108–113. · 1.55 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: This study presents the synthesis of TiO2 doped with different amounts of Co and Ni, starting from a simple metallic titanium powder. A successful electrophoretic deposition of these materials on ITO electrodes was achieved for its potential application as photoanodes. EDX, diffuse reflectance UV–Vis spectroscopy, and XRD measurements gave information on the chemical composition of the material and the location of the Ni or Co within the crystal structure of TiO2. Raman spectroscopy suggests that for a higher content of doping metal above a defined percentage, the formation of metal oxide is promoted. A preliminary study of photoelectrocatalytic orange dye degradation shows higher color removal efficiency as compared to the commercial TiO2 material. KeywordsNi:TiO2 –Co:TiO2 –X-ray diffraction–Rietveld refinement–Raman spectroscopy–Nanocomposites
    Journal of Nanoparticle Research 01/2011; 13(8):3313-3325. · 2.18 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: This study presents the synthesis of TiO2 doped with different amounts of Co and Ni, starting from a simple metallic titanium powder. A successful electrophoretic deposition of these materials on ITO electrodes was achieved for its potential application as photoanodes. EDX, diffuse reflectance UV–Vis spectroscopy, and XRD measurements gave information on the chemical composition of the material and the location of the Ni or Co within the crystal structure of TiO2. Raman spectroscopy suggests that for a higher content of doping metal above a defined percentage, the formation of metal oxide is promoted. A preliminary study of photoelectrocatalytic orange dye degradation shows higher color removal efficiency as compared to the commercial TiO2 material.
    Journal of Nanoparticle Research - J NANOPART RES. 01/2011;
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    ABSTRACT: Electrochemical advanced oxidation processes (EAOPs) are used to chemically burn non biodegradable complex organic compounds that are present in polluted effluents. A common approach involves the use of TiO2 semiconductor substrates as either photocatalytic or photoelectrocatalytic materials in reactors that produce a powerful oxidant (hydroxyl radical) that reacts with pollutant species. In this context, the purpose of this work is to develop a new TiO2 based photoanode using an optic fiber support. The novel arrangement of a TiO2 layer positioned on top of a surface modified optical fiber substrate, allowed the construction of a photoelectrochemical reactor that works on the basis of an internally illuminated approach. In this way, a semi-conductive optical fiber modified surface was prepared using 30 microm thickness SnO2:Sb films on which the photoactive TiO2 layer was electrophoretically deposited. UV light transmission experiments were conducted to evaluate the transmittance along the optical fiber covered with SnO2:Sb and TiO2 showing that 43% of UV light reached the optical fiber tip. With different illumination configurations (external or internal), it was possible to get an increase in the amount of photo-generated H(2)O(2) close to 50% as compared to different types of TiO2 films. Finally, the electro-Fenton photoelectrocatalytic Oxidation process studied in this work was able to achieve total color removal of Azo orange II dye (15 mg L(-1)) and a 57% removal of total organic carbon (TOC) within 60 min of degradation time.
    Water Research 07/2009; 43(14):3593-603. · 4.66 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: This paper reports the capacity of polypyrrole to reduce toxic hexavalent chromium (Cr(VI)). The influence of using different electrolytes during the polymer's synthesis has been studied. To improve the reduction of Cr(VI), the parameters considered were the polypyrrole morphology and the amount of conducting polymer. Polypyrrole obtained by cyclic voltammetry at a low sweep rate using KBr as supporting electrolyte showed better performance for Cr(VI) reduction compared to coatings obtained by constant potential or cyclic voltammetry at high sweep rates.
    Progress in Organic Coatings 01/2007; 60(4):297-302. · 2.30 Impact Factor