Synthesis of titanium dioxide nanoparticles and their application for simultaneous photocatalytic oxidation of As(III) and sorption of As(V)
Kocabaş, Özlem Züleyha and Yürüm, Yuda (2012) Synthesis of titanium dioxide nanoparticles and their application for simultaneous photocatalytic oxidation of As(III) and sorption of As(V). In: 11th International Biorelated Polymer Symposium / 243rd National Spring Meeting of the American-Chemical-Society (ACS), San Diego, USA
In this study, the effectiveness of TiO2 nanoparticles in removing arsenic species from water was enhanced by the photocatalytic oxidation by conversion of As(III) to As(V), which adsorbs more strongly onto the solid phase of adsorbent than As(III). Anatase nanoparticles were synthesized by using sol-gel method and the synthesized nanoparticles were characterized by X-ray diffraction and scanning electron microscopy. Batch adsorption experiment was carried out to analyze As(III) removal capacity of the anatase nanoparticles with and without presence of photocatalytic oxidation reaction. The maximum % of removal of As(III) was found ~56% at pH 6, respectively, when 1 g l-1 anatase nanoparticles were used at the As0 1 ppm without presence of photocatalytic oxidation reaction. In contrast, over 94.7% As(V) have been removed by anatase nanoparticles in a period of 120 min UV-light irradiation. Using photocatalytic oxidation process, As(III) removal from water was improved by UV-irradiation.
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