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|Title:||Degradation of phenol and m-cresol in aqueous solutions using indigenously developed microwave-ultraviolet reactor|
Gopalakrishnan, A Navaneetha
|Keywords:||<>im-Cresol;Microwave-ultraviolet treatment;Phenol;Photocatalytic degradation;Wastewater treatment|
|Abstract:||A MW-UV reactor was developed indigenously for degradation of aqueous phenol and m-cresol (degradation efficiency, MW-UV-TiO2 > UV-TiO2 > MW-TiO2 > MW-UV > UV > MW). Maximum degradation of phenol (85%) and m-cresol (92%) by MW-UV-TiO2 and MW-UV-TiO2 was three folds faster in reaction time and catalyst requirement than UV-TiO2 method. Degradation of phenol and m-cresol in reactor followed pseudo first order reaction and reaction rate (k) for MW-UV-TiO2 was 2.2 times greater than UV-TiO2 and greater (17 times for phenol and 22 times for m-cresol) than other processes. MW-UV-TiO2 was 2.3 times more efficient in removal of TOC than conventional photocatalytic method.|
|ISSN:||0975-1084 (Online); 0022-4456 (Print)|
|Appears in Collections:||JSIR Vol.70(01) [January 2011]|
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