Advances in Environmental Technology Investigation of affecting operational parameters in photocatalytic degradation of Reactive Red 198 with TiO 2 : optimization through response surface methodology

Farzaneh Asvadi, Narges Fallah, Shilan Elyasi, Farnaz Mohseni
2016 Advances in Environmental Technology   unpublished
This research investigated the photocatalytic decolorization and degradation of an azo dye, reactive red 198 (RR198), in an aqueous solution with TiO2-P25 (Degussa) as the photocatalyst in a slurry form using UV light. There was a significant difference in the adsorption of the dye on the TiO2 surface with the change in the solution pH. The effect of various parameters such as catalyst loading, pH and the initial concentration of the dye on decolorization and degradation were determined. The
more » ... determined. The optimum conditions of the reactor were acquired at a dye concentration of 62 mg/L, a pH of 3.7, and a catalyst concentration of 2.25 g/L; the dye removal efficiency was 98%. According to the ANOVA equation, the catalyst loading relevant coefficient = 19.25 and the pH relevant coefficient = −2.62 were determined to be the most and least effective parameters on the dye removal, respectively.