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Title: Interactive oxidation of photoelectrocatalysis and electro-Fenton for azo dye degradation using TiO₂–Ti mesh and reticulated vitreous carbon electrodes
Authors: Xie, Yi-Bing
Li, Xiang-zhong
Subjects: Anodization oxidation
Interactive oxidation
Titanium dioxide
Issue Date: 10-Jan-2006
Publisher: Elsevier
Source: Materials chemistry and physics, 10 Jan. 2006, v. 95, no. 1, p. 39-50.
Abstract: A crystallized TiO₂thin film was prepared by electrolytic anodization of a pure Ti mesh in sulfuric acid–phosphoric acid–hydrogen peroxide and hydrofluoric acid–sodium fluorid–hydrogen peroxide electrolyte solutions. The TiO₂particles directly grown on the Ti mesh surface had the regular anatase crystal structure. The TiO₂thin film showed a multiporous structure and the mean micropore size was about 260 nm. The azo dye orange-G degradation reaction was studied in an undivided cell by using the air-diffusion reticulated vitreous carbon as the cathode for the H₂O₂electrogeneration and TiO₂–Ti mesh as the photoanode for the photoelectrocatalysis under ultraviolet light irradiation. The heterogeneous photoelectrocatalysis and the homogeneous electro-Fenton reaction simultaneously occurred in one reaction system, while H₂O₂was produced by a two-electron reduction of oxygen and the ferrous ion was supplied by the dosing or electrogeneration method. In the photo-electro-integrated oxidation reaction system, both the degradation rate and the removal ratio of total organic carbon were enhanced for orange-G dye which was ascribed to interactive oxidation processes of photoelectrocatalysis, electro-Fenton and electrooxidation reaction. Ion chromatogram results indicate that the total mineralization reaction was much delayed to produce inorganic ions and groups although the complete decolorizing degradation could be achieved for orange-G dye.
Rights: Materials Chemistry and Physics © 2005 Elsevier B. V. The journal web site is located at
Type: Journal/Magazine Article
DOI: 10.1016/j.matchemphys.2005.05.048
ISSN: 0254-0584
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