Photocatalytic decolorization of lanasol blue CE dye solution using a flat-plate reactor

Zou, Linda, Li, Yuncang and Hu, Eric 2005, Photocatalytic decolorization of lanasol blue CE dye solution using a flat-plate reactor, Journal of environmental engineering, vol. 131, no. 1, pp. 102-107.

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Title Photocatalytic decolorization of lanasol blue CE dye solution using a flat-plate reactor
Author(s) Zou, Linda
Li, Yuncang
Hu, Eric
Journal name Journal of environmental engineering
Volume number 131
Issue number 1
Start page 102
End page 107
Publisher American Society of Civil Engineers
Place of publication New York, N.Y.
Publication date 2005-01
ISSN 0733-9372
Summary This paper reports the effectiveness of the photocatalysis TiO2 in degrading Lanasol Blue CE. A flat-plate reactor (FPR) with a reactor area of 0.37 m2 and ultraviolet (UV) light source of six 36 W blacklight lamps was used in the study. Operating variables including dosage of the photocatalyst, flow rates through the FPR, UV intensity, and tilted angle of the reactor were investigated to degrade Lanasol Blue CE. Results showed that the photocatalytic process can efficiently remove the color in textile dyeing effluent. The degradation process was approximated using first-order kinetics. The photocatalytic apparent reaction rate increased with the increasing UV intensity received by the photocatalyst TiO2 in slurry. The liquid flow rate and tilted angle influenced the film thickness. The apparent reaction rate constant was mainly determined by the liquid film thickness, UV intensity, and the dosage of the photocatalyst. The findings of this research can be utilized as preliminary input for potential solar photocatalytic applications on color removal from dye solutions.

Language eng
Field of Research 091399 Mechanical Engineering not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
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