Microcystin-LR Degradation of Titanium Dioxide Process by Solar/ S-Doped
The removal efficiency of microcystin-LR in water and the influencing factors by combined process of solar irradiation and S-doped TiO2 were studied in detail, in which S-doped TiO2 photo-catalyst with high sunlight activity was prepared by acid catalyzed hydrolysis method using thiourea as sulfur source. The experiment results showed that MC-LR could be more effectively oxidized by the solar/S-doped TiO2 process than by solar/ TiO2 process, whose removal effect were about 70% and 55% after 40 min’s irradiation, respectively. Pseudo-first-order model could be used to simulate the oxidation process. Degradation rate could be greatly affected by the concentration of H2O2, the optimum concentration for the system of solar/S-doped TiO2 was found to be 20mg/L, which was 5mg/L higher than that of solar/TiO2 system. Humic acids decreased the degradation rate, and solar/S-doped TiO2 process more easily affected, for the humic acids could not only compete with molecular MC-LR for radicals but also adsorb part of sunlight which can excite radical with TiO2.
Dunwen Zuo, Hun Guo, Hongli Xu, Chun Su, Chunjie Liu and Weidong Jin
C. Liu et al., "Microcystin-LR Degradation of Titanium Dioxide Process by Solar/ S-Doped", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 33, pp. 327-331, 2010