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Investigation of dye functional group on the photocatalytic degradation of dyes by nano-TiO2

Vinu, R and Akki, Spurti U and Madras, Giridhar (2010) Investigation of dye functional group on the photocatalytic degradation of dyes by nano-TiO2. In: Journal of Hazardous Materials, 176 (1-3). pp. 765-773.

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The photocatalytic degradation of five anionic, eight cationic and three solvent dyes using combustion-synthesized nano-TiO2 (CSTiO2) and commercial Degussa P-25 TiO2 (DP-25) were evaluated to determine the effect of the functional group in the dye. The degradation of the dyes was quantified using the initial rate of decolorization and mineralization. The decolorization of the anionic dyes with CSTiO2 followed the order: indigo carmine > eosin Y > amido black 10B > alizarin cyanine green > orange G. The decolorization of the cationic dyes with DP-25 followed the order: malachite green > pyronin Y > rhodamine 6G > azure B > nile blue sulfate > auramine O approximate to acriflavine P approximate to safranin O. CSTiO2 showed higher rates of decolorization and mineralization for all the anionic dyes compared to DP-25, while DP-25 was better in terms of decolorization for most of the cationic dyes. The solvent dyes exhibited adsorption dependent decolorization. The order of decolorization and mineralization of the anionic and cationic dyes (a) with CS TiO2 and DP-25 was different and correlated with the surface properties of these catalysts (b) were rationalized with the molecular structure of the dye and the degradation pathway of the dye. (C) 2009 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Journal of Hazardous Materials
Publisher: Elsevier Science.
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier Science.
Keywords: Anionic dyes; Cationic dyes; Solvent dyes; Photocatalysis; Mineralization; Dye structure
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Chemical Engineering
Date Deposited: 29 Mar 2010 11:04
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 05:57
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/26235

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