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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Use of Ca-alginate as a novel support for TiO2 immobilization in methylene blue decolorisation
Author: Albarelli, JQ
Santos, DT
Murphy, S
Oelgemoller, M
Abstract: This study provides a preliminary contribution to the development of an industrial process for the UV/TiO2 water treatment by introducing a novel support for TiO2 immobilization. For the following study, Methylene Blue (MB) was chosen as the model dye to evaluate this novel immobilization system. The results showed that TiO2 immobilized in a Ca-alginate bead retained its photoactivity during all of the experiments and the TiO2-gel beads presented good stability in water for maintaining its shape after several uses. When a proportion of 10% (v/v) of these beads was used, the configuration system demonstrated an improved mass transfer and consequently enhanced degradation efficiency. Experiments were also performed using 'recycled' beads. The results showed an increase in the degradation efficiency when the beads were reused, with an eventual 'self-destructive' effect. These studies showed great promise regarding the recyclable reagents with a reduction in waste at no greater cost or reduction in efficiency. Therefore, the potential of TiO2-gel beads as a simple and environmentally friendly catalyst for continuous use was developed.
Subject: Ca-alginate
industrial water treatment
methylene blue
photocatalyst immobilization
Country: Inglaterra
Editor: Iwa Publishing
Citation: Water Science And Technology. Iwa Publishing, v. 60, n. 4, n. 1081, n. 1087, 2009.
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.2166/wst.2009.459
Date Issue: 2009
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