PHOTOCATALYTIC DEGRADATION OF BISPHENOL E WITH NANO-SCLAED TiO2 IN AQUEOUS SOLUTION UNDER SOLAR RADIATION
Journal: i TECH MAG (Research Article)
Author:Tomoki Sugiyama, Ahmed H. A. Dabwan, Mai Furukawa, ikki Tateishi, Hideyuki Katsumata and Satoshi Kaneco
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License CC BY 4.0, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
In this work focus was paid to the photocatalytic degradation of Bisphenol E with nano-scaled TiO2 solution under sunlight. Instruments used for characterization and study the removal efficiency were; visible ultraviolet spectrophotometer, SEM (acceleration voltage 25kV) and TEM (acceleration voltage 80kV), X-ray diffraction and BET surface area. Under the optimum conditions; (pH;6, Radiation time; 90 min, Catalyst wt; 0.2g, reaction temperature; 20 oC), complete degradation was obtained. Byproducts from this study could be similar to our previous ones since Bisphenol A and Bisphenol E have very similar structures, hence their decomposition intermediates most probable not to be far. it was found that the decomposition reaction of bisphenol E follows the pseudo-first-order reaction kinetics.