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Catalysts 2017, 7(11), 344; doi:10.3390/catal7110344

Fe-Doped TiO2 Supported on HY Zeolite for Solar Photocatalytic Treatment of Dye Pollutants

Laboratoire de Physico-Chimie des Matériaux et Catalyse, Faculté des Sciences Exactes, Université de Bejaia, Bejaia 06000, Algeria
CNR-Istituto di Scienze e Tecnologie Molecolari, Via C. Golgi, 19, 20133 Milano, Italy
Institut de Chimie et Procédés pour l’Energie, l’Environnement et la Santé (ICPEES), CNRS-UMR7515-University of Strasbourg, Saint-Avold Antenna, Université de Lorraine, 12 rue Victor Demange, 57500 Saint-Avold, France
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Received: 24 October 2017 / Revised: 9 November 2017 / Accepted: 10 November 2017 / Published: 14 November 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue New Developments in Heterogeneous Partial Oxidation Catalysis)
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Zeolite-supported TiO2 and Fe-doped TiO2/zeolite photocatalysts were synthesized, aiming at improving the adsorption properties of the microporous support towards polluting dyes and the photocatalytic performance of TiO2 in the treatment of the adsorbed organics. The TiO2/HY zeolite catalyst exhibited the best performance in the photocatalytic degradation of methylene blue, MB, over 10 wt% TiO2/HY under UV light at 254 nm. The addition of Fe species in the synthesis mixture led to Fe-TiO2/HY catalyst. The combination of adequate zeolite, good titanium dioxide dispersion, and Fe doping led to a remarkable performance in the degradation of the model dye. Over a 10 wt% Fe-doped TiO2/HY catalyst a total removal of MB (>98%) was achieved after 60 min under very mild conditions and simple visible light irradiation. View Full-Text
Keywords: titanium dioxide; zeolites; oxidation; photocatalysis; Fe doping; methylene blue; oxygen titanium dioxide; zeolites; oxidation; photocatalysis; Fe doping; methylene blue; oxygen

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Foura, G.; Chouchou, N.; Soualah, A.; Kouachi, K.; Guidotti, M.; Robert, D. Fe-Doped TiO2 Supported on HY Zeolite for Solar Photocatalytic Treatment of Dye Pollutants. Catalysts 2017, 7, 344.

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