Photodegradation of methylene blue in water, a standard method to determine the activity of photocatalytic coatings?

Photodegradation of methylene blue in water, a standard method to determine the activity of... The degradation of methylene blue (MB) in aqueous solutions has been re-examined as a method to characterize the photocatalytic activity of transparent TiO2 coatings. Increasing irradiation intensities leads to a change in the observed kinetic behavior from zero-order to pseudo-first-order regarding the concentration of MB. This is due to a diffusion inhibition of MB. In order to obtain data within a zero-order kinetic regime at an initial MB concentration of 10 μmol/l and, thus, to avoid the diffusion control, irradiation intensities below E=5 W/m2 for substrates comprising higher photonic efficiencies than ζ=0.09% have to be applied. Recommendations for a standard protocol are given. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Research on Chemical Intermediates Springer Journals

Photodegradation of methylene blue in water, a standard method to determine the activity of photocatalytic coatings?

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Springer Netherlands
Copyright
Copyright © 2008 by Springer
Subject
Chemistry; Catalysis; Physical Chemistry; Inorganic Chemistry
ISSN
0922-6168
eISSN
1568-5675
D.O.I.
10.1163/156856708784040588
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Abstract

The degradation of methylene blue (MB) in aqueous solutions has been re-examined as a method to characterize the photocatalytic activity of transparent TiO2 coatings. Increasing irradiation intensities leads to a change in the observed kinetic behavior from zero-order to pseudo-first-order regarding the concentration of MB. This is due to a diffusion inhibition of MB. In order to obtain data within a zero-order kinetic regime at an initial MB concentration of 10 μmol/l and, thus, to avoid the diffusion control, irradiation intensities below E=5 W/m2 for substrates comprising higher photonic efficiencies than ζ=0.09% have to be applied. Recommendations for a standard protocol are given.

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Research on Chemical IntermediatesSpringer Journals

Published: Apr 15, 2009

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