Photocatalytic Degradation of 4-Chlorophenol with a Novel α-Ga2O3
Chlorophenols is a kind of environmental endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) and it is hard for the common methods to degrade or remove them, so how to decompose these pollutants has attracted researches’ attention. In this paper, a novel α-Ga2O3 was used to degrade 4-chlorophenol via photocatalytic reaction and degradation kinetics was investigated. The effects of main factors, such as dosage of α-Ga2O3 and pH of aqueous solution, on degradation were studied, and degradation kinetics was also established. Experimental results displayed that the optimal pH of aqueous solution was about 7.8 and almost 98% 4-chlorophenol was decomposed after 2 h, when the dosage of α-Ga2O3 was 0.4 g and the initial concentration of 4-chlorophenol was 20 mg/L (V=200 ml). Photocatalytic degradation of 4-chlorophenol with α-Ga2O3abided by first-order kinetics and half-life time was 20.4 min.
Hexing Li, Qunjie Xu and Daquan Zhang
B. X. Zhao et al., "Photocatalytic Degradation of 4-Chlorophenol with a Novel α-Ga2O3", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 356-360, pp. 1319-1322, 2012