Photocatalysis and sonolysis exhibit synergistic effects in the degradation of organic molecules in aqueous suspension, when low ultrasound frequency (i.e. 20 kHz) is employed. The degradation of the azo dye Acid Orange 8 in aqueous suspensions was systematically evaluated under sonolysis, photocatalysis and sonophotocatalysis as a function of dye concentration, amount and type of photocatalyst (TiO2 or ZnO) and catalase addition, in terms of pseudo-first-order degradation rate constants. The evolution of hydrogen peroxide was also monitored. Synergistic effects of the combination of ultrasound and photocatalysis should mainly involve the aqueous phase and be due to an increased concentration of reactive radicals, consequent to the action of ultrasound on the peroxide species produced by both photocatalysis and sonolysis.
|Titolo:||Synergistic effects of sonolysis combined with photocatalysis in the degradation of an azo dye|
SELLI, ELENA (Primo)
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore CHIM/02 - Chimica Fisica|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2002|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1039/b205881b|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|