Comparison of Efficiency of Solar Photocatalytic Degradation of Phenol using UV Transparent Materials

Prabhu, Katyayani and Shanmugapriya, S (2012) Comparison of Efficiency of Solar Photocatalytic Degradation of Phenol using UV Transparent Materials. International Journal of Engineering Science and Technology (IJEST), 4 (4). pp. 1421-1425. ISSN 0975-5462

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Abstract

Solar photocatalytic degradation of phenol has been studied under solar irradiation at Manipal test conditions. The experiments were carried out with 0.1 g/l of TiO2 for different concentrations of phenol ranging from 100, 200, 300, 400, 500 and 600 mg/l. In this study, two different UV transparent materials were tested namely Borosilicate Glass and Low Density Poly Ethylene. Titanium dioxide coated on polyester transparency sheets was used as catalyst. The results of experiments with and without catalyst for phenol degradation have been compared and discussed. The advantages of using fluoropolymers as material of construction are mentioned. The degradation rates obtained in LDPE is around twice that of Borosilicate glass. During the photodegradation,the disappearance of phenol was analyzed by UV- Visible spectrophotometer.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Borosilicate glass, Low density poly ethylene, Phenol, Solar degradation, Titanium dioxide coating,UV Spectrophotometer.
Subjects: Engineering > MIT Manipal > Chemical
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 28 May 2012 09:17
Last Modified: 13 Sep 2014 04:18
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/76525

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