Comparative study of visible-light-driven photocatalytic mechanisms of dye decolorization and bacterial disinfection by B-Ni-codoped TiO2 microspheres: The role of different reactive species
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摘要The controversy of mechanism still exists over whether photocatalytic decontamination proceeds via photon-generated h(+), e(-), (OH)-O-center dot, O-center dot(2)- or H2O2. This study aims to investigate the roles of these reactive charges and oxidative species in the photocatalytic dye decolorization and bacterial disinfection processes in the presence of a visible-light-driven (VLD) photocatalyst, B-Ni-codoped TiO2 microsphere, by employing various scavengers in the photocatalytic system and utilizing a novel partition system. Significant differences between VLD photocatalytic dye decolorization and bacterial disinfection are found. For photocatalytic dye decolorization, the reaction mainly occurs on the photocatalyst surface with the aid of surface-bounded reactive species (h(+), (OHs)-O-center dot and O-center dot(2)-), while bacterial cell can be inactivated by diffusing reactive oxidative species such as (OHb)-O-center dot and H2O2 without the direct contact with the photocatalyst. The diffusing H2O2 plays the most important role in the photocatalytic disinfection, which can be produced both by the coupling of "OHb in bulk solution and (OHs)-O-center dot on the surface of photocatalyst at the valence band. Furthermore, the O-center dot(2)- which is detected by using the electron spin resonance technique, is found to have direct function for the photocatalytic disinfection process. This study establishes a facile and versatile research methodology to investigate the VLD photocatalytic mechanism in different photocatalytic system. (C) 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
著者Wang WJ, Zhang LZ, An TC, Li GY, Yip HY, Wong PK
期刊名稱Applied Catalysis B: Environmental
頁次108 - 116
關鍵詞Bacterial disinfection; Dye decolorization; Hydrogen peroxide; Partition system; Photocatalysis
Web of Science 學科類別Chemistry; Chemistry, Physical; CHEMISTRY, PHYSICAL; Engineering; Engineering, Chemical; ENGINEERING, CHEMICAL; Engineering, Environmental; ENGINEERING, ENVIRONMENTAL

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