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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Semiconductor-assisted photocatalytic degradation of reactive dyes in aqueous solution
Author: Gouvea, CAK
Wypych, F
Moraes, SG
Duran, N
Nagata, N
Peralta-Zamora, P
Abstract: This work reports the semiconductor-assisted photochemical degradation of reactive dyes. In an oxygenated-UV-ZnO system almost total decolorization of Remazol Brilliant Blue R, Remazol Black B, Reactive Blue 221 and Reactive Blue 222 was observed in reaction times of about 60 min. Extending the photochemical treatment up to 120 min, mineralization higher than 80% for all the dyes was observed. During the same period, the residual acute toxicity was significantly reduced only for Remazol Black B. A systematic optimization study carried out by factorial design showed that for the reactive dyes tested, the ZnO semiconductor exhibits a better efficiency than that observed with anatase TiO2. A synergistic effect in the coupled TiO2-ZnO system was not observed. (C) 1999 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.
Subject: dye degradation
heterogeneous photocatalysis
titanium dioxide
zinc oxide
Country: Inglaterra
Editor: Pergamon-elsevier Science Ltd
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1016/S0045-6535(99)00313-6
Date Issue: 2000
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