Photocatalytic Microreactor Using Monochromatic Visible Light

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A photocatalytic planar reactor with an immobilized nanoporous BiVO4 film has been integrated with a blue-light panel LED, which acts as the light source. The microreactor utilizes two BiVO4-coated glasses as the top and the bottom layer and a UV curable resin layer as the spacer. The UV spacer is patterned with tree-shaped microchannels and a reaction chamber (10 ´ 10 ´ 0.1 mm3). It was found that under blue light of 140 mW/cm2 (the LED is powered at 11 V, 402 nm ) and the flow rate of 37.5 µl/min, the microreactor has the optimum performance with a degradation rate of about 3%/s and a photonic utilization efficiency ³ 0.02%. However, the photonic efficiency can be improved to 0.3% when LED is powered at 9 V.

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Lynn Khine and Julius M. Tsai

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219-222

DOI:

10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.254.219

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N. Wang et al., "Photocatalytic Microreactor Using Monochromatic Visible Light", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 254, pp. 219-222, 2011

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May 2011

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