Journal of Chemical Engineering & Process Technology

Journal of Chemical Engineering & Process Technology
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ISSN: 2157-7048


N. Laouedj

N. Laouedj


  • Research Article
    ZnO-Assisted Photocatalytic Degradation of Congo Red and Benzopurpurine 4B in Aqueous Solution
    Author(s): Elaziouti, N. Laouedj and Bekka AhmedElaziouti, N. Laouedj and Bekka Ahmed

    The photocatalytic degradation of two commercial azo dyes Congo red (CR) and Benzopurpurine 4B (BP4B) in aqueous solution was investigated under UV-A light at different operating conditions, including irradiation time, pH solution, initial dye concentration, amount of catalyst, light intensity as well as band gap of other semiconductor groups by UV-spectrophotometric monitoring. The highest decomposition were obtained at pH 8 as a result of 95.02 and 97.24 % degradation efficiencies of CR and BP4B for 60 and 80min of irradiation time respectively. Photodecomposition reactions of both dyes were correlated with pseudo-first-order kinetic model. For BP4B, the degradation data were satisfactory described by Langmuir?Hinshelwood (L-H) mechanism, whereas those of CR were not sufficient to conclude that the L-H mechanism is the most suitable one to describe the photocatalytic process of CR. The.. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2157-7048.1000106

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