The photodegradative activity of titanium dioxide immobilized into a multilayered transparent fluo-ropolymeric matrix was studied. The photoactive coating was developed by applying a TiO2-containingfluorinated ionomeric dispersion and a perfluorinated amorphous polymer in an appropriate sequencedirectly on the UV source. The multilayered coating photocatalytic activity toward hydrosoluble organicpollutants was evaluated in clear as well as in highly turbid conditions obtained by dispersing bar-ium sulfate microparticles in the polluted solution. Rhodamine B-base was chosen as reference organicpollutant. The photoabatement rates with TiO2-embedded fluorinated coating in clear solution and tur-bid conditions were 0.0923 min−1and 0.0546 min−1, respectively. In both clear and turbid conditions,TiO2-embedded transparent coating revealed higher photocatalytic activity than merely dispersed TiO2.This behavior was particularly evident at low pollutant concentrations. In addition, catalyst immobiliza-tion prevented TiO2separation and catalyst losses, allowing the development of a simple and efficientcontinuous apparatus.
|Titolo:||Photocatalytic activity of TiO2-embedded fluorinated transparent coating for oxidation of hydrosoluble pollutants in turbid suspensions|
|Parole Chiave:||Advanced oxidation processes; Photocatalysis; Rhodamine B-base; Titanium dioxide; Turbid solution; Water treatment|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore CHIM/04 - Chimica Industriale|
Settore CHIM/07 - Fondamenti Chimici delle Tecnologie
|Data di pubblicazione:||lug-2015|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/j.apcatb.2015.01.033|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|