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Photocatalytic nitrate reduction over Au/TiO2

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Photocatalytic nitrate reduction over Au/TiO2
Abstract

The photocatalytic degradation of nitrates in aqueous solution has been examined using different Au/TiO2 photocatalysts and using oxalic acid as hole scavenger. Although complete elimination of oxalic acid was possible under conditions employed, complete nitrate removal was not achieved and the extent of conversion showed a dependence on hole scavenger concentration. The reacting stoichiometry was greater than predicted from the corresponding redox equations and suggests competitive reaction between protons and nitrate for conduction band electrons. The different photocatalysts exhibited different temperature sensitivities with the Hombikat supported Au showing the greatest apparent activation energy.

Graphical abstractAu promotes titania the simultaneous removal of nitrate and oxalic acid from aqueous solution.Figure optionsDownload full-size imageDownload high-quality image (98 K)Download as PowerPoint slideHighlights► Au/TiO2 is active for the simultaneous photocatalytic degradation of nitrate and carboxylic acids from aqueous solution. ► Nitrate is reduced in competition with protons for photogenerated electrons at the Au surface. ► At low reaction temperatures, CO2 generated as a product inhibits the reaction and the strength of adsorption depends on the characteristics of the titania support.

Keywords
Nitrate removal; Water treatments; Photocatalysis; Titania; Gold
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Database: Elsevier - ScienceDirect
Journal: Catalysis Today - Volume 175, Issue 1, 25 October 2011, Pages 316–321
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Physical Sciences and Engineering Chemical Engineering Catalysis
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