Photocatalytic mineralization of humic acids withTiO2: Effect of pH, sulfate and chloride anions

Jarek Wiszniowski, Didier Robert, Joanna Surmacz-Gorska, Korneliusz Miksch, Jean-Victor Weber
2003 International Journal of Photoenergy  
Aims of the present work are to investigate the photomineralization of commercial humic acid in water solution.The effect of initial pH of solution and different anions (chloride, sulfate and mixture) on the photocatalytic degradation of HA with titanium dioxide in aqueous solution has been examined. The photocatalytic mineralization rate in alkaline solution is lower than in neutral and acidic solution. In our conditions no effect of chloride ions on the degradation rate is observed. The
more » ... observed. The influence of the sulfate depends on its concentration in the solution. For a large concentration, we note a decrease of the mineralization rate.
doi:10.1155/s1110662x03000151 fatcat:sh4ecr5btjemxk7yurgf6gbjcy