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Decolouration of Orange II solutions by TiO2 and ZnO active layers screen-printed on ceramic tiles under sunlight irradiation

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42720 45938 2009 6 PDF Available
Title
Decolouration of Orange II solutions by TiO2 and ZnO active layers screen-printed on ceramic tiles under sunlight irradiation
Abstract

In this work TiO2 and ZnO layers have been deposited by screen-printing in common ceramic tiles. These layers were characterized and tested for the photocatalytic degradation of organic dye Orange II in aqueous solutions, under direct exposure to the sunlight.Optimal processed layers showed an interesting decolourisation performance, as denoted by an attenuation degree of 90% and decolouration rate, assuming an apparent first order reaction, reaching 2.9 × 10−3 min−1. In the actual conditions, TiO2 layers show superior performance than ZnO. The previous alkalinisation of the dye solution is not recommended, since better performance is achieved under the naturally resulting pH (6.7) of the solution (20 g/L).Thus these layered ceramic tiles can be regarded as an alternative to photocatalytic suspensions of the same material with the advantage of avoiding the removal of the photocatalyst at the end of the process.

Graphical abstractTiO2 and ZnO layers have been deposited by screen-printing in common ceramic tiles. These layers were characterized and tested for the photocatalytic degradation of organic dye Orange II in aqueous solutions, under direct exposure to the sunlight. Optimal processed layers showed an interesting decolourisation performance, as denoted by an attenuation degree of 90% and decolouration rate of 2.9 × 10−3 min−1.Figure optionsDownload full-size imageDownload as PowerPoint slide

Keywords
TiO2 and ZnO; Screen-printed layers; Orange II decolouration; Sunlight irradiation
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Decolouration of Orange II solutions by TiO2 and ZnO active layers screen-printed on ceramic tiles under sunlight irradiation
Publisher
Database: Elsevier - ScienceDirect
Journal: Applied Catalysis A: General - Volume 355, Issues 1–2, 28 February 2009, Pages 109–114
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Subjects
Physical Sciences and Engineering Chemical Engineering Catalysis