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Treatment of organic pollutants in water using TiO2 powders : Photocatalysis vs. Sonocatalysis


Grčić, Ivana; Vujević, Dinko; Žižek, Krunoslav; Koprivanac, Natalija
Treatment of organic pollutants in water using TiO2 powders : Photocatalysis vs. Sonocatalysis // Reaction Kinetics Mechanisms and Catalysis, 109 (2013), 2; 335-354 doi:10.1007/s11144-013-0562-5 (međunarodna recenzija, članak, znanstveni)


Naslov
Treatment of organic pollutants in water using TiO2 powders : Photocatalysis vs. Sonocatalysis

Autori
Grčić, Ivana ; Vujević, Dinko ; Žižek, Krunoslav ; Koprivanac, Natalija

Izvornik
Reaction Kinetics Mechanisms and Catalysis (1878-5190) 109 (2013), 2; 335-354

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Radovi u časopisima, članak, znanstveni

Ključne riječi
Photocatalysis ; sonocatalysis ; granulometric properties ; dye wastewaters ; kinetic study

Sažetak
The scope of this work was to explore the application of different TiO2 powders (P25, PC105, PC500 and their calcinated forms) for photocatalytic and sonocatalytic treatment of model wastewaters containing single pollutant and their mixtures ; dyes: C.I. Reactive Violet 2 (RV2), C.I. Mordant Yellow 10 (MY10) and oxalic acid. The influence of the applied catalyst type on photocatalytic and sonocatalytic efficiency was explored with the emphasis on crystalline form and granulometric properties of powders. Generally, TiO2 powders which were applied as obtained, demonstrated higher photocatalytic activity (approximately 20% of organic content oxidized in the mixture of dyes and oxalic acid in 30 min) while their calcinated forms has shown to be more prominent as sonocatalysts (up to 13% of organic contents oxidized in 30 minutes). XRD analysis of calcinated TiO2 powders confirmed the predominant crystal form of rutile. Degradation and mineralization kinetics of dyes RV2, MY10, oxalic acid and their mixtures was studied. In general, experimental results fit well (R2 > 0.94) into the half and first-order reaction rate model, pointing at the two ongoing mechanisms, i.e. reaction with •OH radicals and direct electron transfer between adsorbed molecules and catalyst surface. A certain deviation is observed for the model solution containing dye MY10. MY10 serve as a filter for the UV-A irradiation (max = 365 nm). Detailed kinetic study confirmed the two simultaneous kinetic pathways and the comparable mechanisms for oxalic acid and dyes photocatalysis. The performed study confirmed the similarity of occurring mechanisms in photocatalysis and sonocatalysis due to sonoluminescence, with the extent of acoustic cavitation in •OH radical generation.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Kemija, Kemijsko inženjerstvo



POVEZANOST RADA


Ustanove
Fakultet kemijskog inženjerstva i tehnologije, Zagreb,
Geotehnički fakultet, Varaždin

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  • Current Contents Connect (CCC)
  • Web of Science Core Collection (WoSCC)
    • Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXP)
    • SCI-EXP, SSCI i/ili A&HCI
  • Scopus


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