Comparative Study of Four TiO2-Based Photocatalysts to Degrade 2,4-D in a Semi-Passive System
AbstractIn this study, the relative efficiency of four forms of supported titanium dioxide (TiO2) as a photocatalyst to degrade 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D) in Killex®, a commercially available herbicide was studied. Coated glass spheres, anodized plate, anodized mesh, and electro-photocatalysis using the anodized mesh were evaluated under an ultraviolet – light-emitting diode (UV-LED) light source at λ = 365 nm in a semi-passive mode. Energy consumption of the system was used to compare the efficiency of the photocatalysts. The results showed both photospheres and mesh consumed approximately 80 J/cm3 energy followed by electro-photocatalysis (112.2 J/cm3), and the anodized plate (114.5 J/cm3). Although electro-photocatalysis showed the fastest degradation rate (K = 5.04 mg L−1 h−1), its energy consumption was at the same level as the anodized plate with a lower degradation rate constant of 3.07 mg L−1 h−1. The results demonstrated that three-dimensional nanotubes of TiO2 surrounding the mesh provide superior degradation compared to one-dimensional arrays on the planar surface of the anodized plate. With limited broad-scale comparative studies between varieties of different TiO2 supports, this study provides a comparative analysis of relative degradation efficiencies between the four photocatalytic configurations. View Full-Text
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Heydari, G.; Hollman, J.; Achari, G.; Langford, C.H. Comparative Study of Four TiO2-Based Photocatalysts to Degrade 2,4-D in a Semi-Passive System. Water 2019, 11, 621.
Heydari G, Hollman J, Achari G, Langford CH. Comparative Study of Four TiO2-Based Photocatalysts to Degrade 2,4-D in a Semi-Passive System. Water. 2019; 11(3):621.Chicago/Turabian Style
Heydari, Gisoo; Hollman, Jordan; Achari, Gopal; Langford, Cooper H. 2019. "Comparative Study of Four TiO2-Based Photocatalysts to Degrade 2,4-D in a Semi-Passive System." Water 11, no. 3: 621.
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