ZnO/spiral-shaped glass for solar photocatalytic oxidation of Reactive Red 120
2014 (English)In: Arabian Journal of Chemistry, ISSN 1878-5352Article in journal (Refereed) Published
ZnO/glass spiral (GS) was prepared by immobilization of ZnO on GS with facilemethod, and was characterized by X-ray diffraction analysis (XRD), scanning electron microscope(SEM) and the crystallite size of ZnO on GS surface was calculated. SEM showed rod-like shape ofZnO particles on GS surface. Photocatalytic activity of prepared immobilized photocatalyst wasinvestigated for decolourization and degradation of C.I. Reactive Red 120 (RR-120) dye under sunlight.The kinetics of decolourization and degradation removal has been investigated. The effect ofpH on decolourization and degradation of dye was studied. The decolourization and degradation ofdye were followed by pseudo-first order reaction. The decolourization and degradation of RR-120dye were enhanced by H2O2 addition to definite dosage beyond that the effect is diminished. Also,the reusability of immobilized ZnO on GS was tested for photocatalytic degradation of dye and itwas worth noting that it has high efficiency with slight decrease (5%) after five successive runs.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Solar photocatalytic; Decolourization; ZnO; Degradation; Reactive Red 120; Hydroxyl radical
Chemical Process Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-235848DOI: 10.1016/j.arabjc.2014.02.015OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-235848DiVA: diva2:762433
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