Papers by Keyword: Photo-Electro-Chemical Catalysis

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Authors: Lin Song, Xin Zhang, Xiao Long Zeng, Ming Yu Li
Abstract: A novel photo-electro-chemical catalytic reactor with single/double-tank was designed. TiO2/Ti thin film electrode was used as photo-anodes, graphite as cathode and a saturated calomel electrode (SCE) as the reference electrode in the reactor. The efficiency of photo-electro-chemical catalysis was enhanced because the target pollutant was degraded not only titanium dioxide electrode in anodic tank, but also hydrogen peroxide through reducing dissolved oxygen with graphite electrode in catholyte. Malachite green (MG) and crystal violet (CV) were degradated effectively in these two reactors. The degradation efficiency of the double-tank reactor is superior to that of single-tank reactor and its apparent reaction rate constant is twice or more of than that of the single-tank reactor, which was result from the higher concentration of H2O2 in the double-tank reactor. In the single-tank reactor, H2O2 generated during cathodal reaction diffused to the anode and was consumed, while it could be prevented in the double-tank reactor. Under the conditions of cathodic potential Ec at-0.6V, initial solution pH at 3.0 and initial solution concentration 30 mg·L-1, the catalytic degradation of MG and CV were both pseudo-first order reactions.
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Authors: Ming Yu Li, Kun Kun Wang, You Wu Su, Lin Song, Gang Cao, Gang Ren
Abstract: A new type of photo-electro-chemical catalytic reactor was designed. The cathode of the reactor was made of highly pure graphite and the anode was made of titanium dioxide. A saturated calomel electrode (SCE) was so used as the reference electrode that the electric potential of the cathode was determined. Under the condition of ultraviolet radiation and anodic bias-voltage, reactive brilliant red X-3B was degraded in the reactor synchronously by the process of photoelectrocatalysis with titanium dioxide anode and electrogenerated hydrogen peroxide through reducing dissolved oxygen with graphite cathode. With the cooperation of the cathode and the anode, impressive decolorizing efficiency of reactive red X-3B has been achieved. The results showed that, when the concentration of reactive brilliant red X-3B was 25mg••L-1 and the inert supporting electrolyte concentration was 0.005 mol•L-1 (1000mg•L-1) sodium sulfate, initial solution ph=4, and cathodic potential -Ec = 0.60 V, under UV radiation as well as constantly pumping air into the reactor, decolorizing efficiency of 79% has been achieved.
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