Title: Electrochemical photocatalytic degradation of dye solution with a TiO2-coated stainless steel electrode prepared by electrophoretic deposition
Authors: Lin, Wei-Chieh
Chen, Chien-Hung
Tang, Han-Yu
Hsiao, Yu-Cheng
Pan, Jill Ruhsing
Hu, Chi-Chang
Huang, Chihpin
Institute of Environmental Engineering
Department of Biological Science and Technology
Keywords: Photocatalytic degradation;Electrochemical Fenton reaction;Dye;Electrophoretic deposition;Titanium dioxide
Issue Date: 1-Aug-2013
Abstract: This study demonstrates a new model for the treatment of azo dye wastewater by means of a heterogeneous photocatalytic degradation coupled with the homogeneous electrochemical Fenton reaction, and is called electrochemical photocatalytic (ECPC) degradation. Titanium dioxide-coated stainless steel (P25-TiO2/SS) mesh was employed as a photo-anode, covered with a uniform layer of P-25-TiO2 using electrophoretic deposition (EPD) in a 2-propanol suspension with 10(-4) M Zn(NO3)(2), at a deposition time of 1 min. After annealing in air at 350 degrees C for 1 h, a crack-free, porous P25-TiO2 layer of ca. 2.14 mu m was obtained. Potential bias was used to enhance the photocatalytic degradation of P25-TiO2/SS towards the target pollutant, azo dye orange G, in an undivided cell under ultraviolet light irradiation. Heterogeneous photocatalytic degradation and a homogeneous electro-Fenton reaction occurred in the system simultaneously when H2O2 and Fe2+ were electrochemically generated on the graphite cathode and photo-anode, respectively, under a suitable potential bias, enhancing the de-colorization and removal of total organic carbon. (C) 2013 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
URI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apcatb.2013.03.032
ISSN: 0926-3373
DOI: 10.1016/j.apcatb.2013.03.032
Volume: 140
Begin Page: 32
End Page: 41
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