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Photocatalytic activity of kaolinite

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Photocatalytic activity of kaolinite
Abstract

The photocatalytic activity of commercial kaolinite (KGa-1b) was evaluated for the degradation of methylene blue (MB) in aqueous suspension and of toluene in the gas phase. An enhanced photolysis of MB in the presence of kaolinite was detected, albeit at a slower rate than in the presence of the same mass of commercial TiO2 P25. Toluene removal under realistic ambient concentrations was catalyzed by both KGa-1b and P25; however, on a TiO2 content normalized basis, the clay mineral showed a higher photocatalytic rate. In the latter case, toluene degradation was found to be coupled to the presence of kaolinite surfaces, and not proportional to TiO2 content.

Graphical AbstractFigure optionsDownload full-size imageDownload as PowerPoint slideResearch Highlights► KGa-1b is a natural photocatalytic material ► Kaolinite promotes enhanced photolysis of methylene blue in water ► Kaolinite promotes enhanced photodegradation of toluene in air. Although the overall removal is lower than with P25, it is higher with KGa-1b than P25 on a TiO2 content normalized basis.

Keywords
Photocatalysis; Photolysis; Kaolinite; Degradation; Toluene; Methylene blue
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Database: Elsevier - ScienceDirect
Journal: Catalysis Communications - Volume 12, Issue 8, 31 March 2011, Pages 698–702
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Physical Sciences and Engineering Chemical Engineering Catalysis
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