Visible-light-driven inactivation of Escherichia coli K-12 over thermal treated natural pyrrhotite
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摘要A novel magnetic natural pyrrhotite (NP) mineral photocatalyst was developed and modified by thermal treatment. Their photocatalytic activity were evaluated by photocatalytic inactivation of Escherichia coli K-12 under visible light. As compared to NP, the annealed NP was found to exhibit a remarkable enhanced bactericidal activity. Among them, the NP treated at 600 C in air (NP600) had the highest activity and the inactivation rate was nearly 3 times higher than that of untreated NP. The X-ray diffraction (XRD) spectra indicated the mineral phase of NP600 transformed to mixed crystallite phases of hematite-pyrite (Fe2O3-FeS2) composite. Thus, the enhanced photocatalytic performance was mainly attributed to the formation of Z-scheme photocatalysis system composed of hematite and pyrite, which could improve the electron-hole separation efficiency and the bactericidal efficiency. Scavenger study demonstrated that the dominant bactericidal agent changed from superoxide radical (O-center dot(2)-) for NP to hydroxyl radical ((OH)-O-center dot) for NP600. Moreover, vibrating sampling magnetizer (VSM) analysis revealed that the saturated magnetism of NP after thermal anneal was enhanced. The strong magnetic behavior of thermal treated NP enabled the magnetic recovery of photocatalysts after liquid phase reaction. In addition, NP600 was more stable than untreated NP and with lower metal ion leakage even after four reaction cycles. This work supplied a cost-effective natural mineral-based photocatalyst and an efficient modification strategy to extend the application field of natural minerals in water disinfection. (C) 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
著者Xia DH, Li Y, Huang GC, Fong CC, An TC, Li GY, Yip HY, Zhao HJ, Lu AH, Wong PK
期刊名稱Applied Catalysis B: Environmental
頁次749 - 756
關鍵詞Annealing; Bacterial inactivation; Mineral photocatalyst; Natural pyrrhotite
Web of Science 學科類別Chemistry; Chemistry, Physical; Engineering; Engineering, Chemical; Engineering, Environmental

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