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The effect of operational parameters on the photocatalytic degradation of humic acid

Palmer, Fiona L, Eggins, Brian R and Coleman, Heather (2002) The effect of operational parameters on the photocatalytic degradation of humic acid. Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry, 148 (1-3). pp. 137-143. [Journal article]

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URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1010-6030(02)00083-7

DOI: doi:10.1016/S1010-6030(02)00083-7


This work investigated the potential of semiconductor photocatalysis for the treatment of drinking water. More specifically it determined the effect of the following operational parameters on the adsorption, rate of initial degradation, and mineralisation of Aldrich humic acid solutions: concentration, temperature, oxygen, light intensity, and pH.The kinetics of humic acid degradation were found to be complex due to the heterogeneity and high molecular weight of these compounds. Models which are often applied to semiconductor photocatalysis did not fit; the high adsorption of humic acid on the titanium dioxide surface needed to be taken into account.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:Humic acid; Semiconductor photocatalysis; Operational parameters
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Computing & Engineering
Faculty of Computing & Engineering > School of Engineering
Research Institutes and Groups:Engineering Research Institute
Engineering Research Institute > Nanotechnology & Integrated BioEngineering Centre (NIBEC)
ID Code:35720
Deposited By: Dr Heather Coleman
Deposited On:08 Sep 2016 08:23
Last Modified:17 Oct 2017 16:25

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