The Effect of Microwave-Assisted for Photo-Catalytic Reaction in Aqueous Nano TiO2 Particles Dispersions
Abstract:In this study, the photo-catalytic degradation of methylene blue in TiO2 particles-dispersed aqueous solution was carried out by irradiating microwave and UV light simultaneously. The results of photo-catalytic degradation of methylene blue showed that the decomposition rate increased with the microwave intensity, UV intensity, TiO2 particle dosages and the circulating fluid velocity. From the result of microwave-assisted photo-catalytic degradation of methylene blue, decomposition rate were shown gradually increased according to the increase of pH. The photo-catalytic degradation rate constant obtained under simultaneous irradiation of microwave and UV light case was about 1.5 times higher than irradiation of UV light only case. This result suggests that there is a synergy effect when the constituent techniques are applied together and that the additional irradiation of microwave can play a very important role in photo-catalysis of organic water pollutants.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2010-05-01
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