Photocatalytic degradation of terephthalic acid on sulfated titania particles and identification of fluorescent intermediates.

@article{Lin2016PhotocatalyticDO,
  title={Photocatalytic degradation of terephthalic acid on sulfated titania particles and identification of fluorescent intermediates.},
  author={Xuan Hao Lin and Si Ni Lee and Wenlin Zhang and Sam Fong Yau Li},
  journal={Journal of hazardous materials},
  year={2016},
  volume={303},
  pages={64-75}
}
Terephthalic acid (TA) is toxic and known as an endocrine disruptor. In this paper, the photocatalytic degradation of TA using sulfated titanium dioxide SO4(2-)/TiO2 photocatalysts was investigated. The photocatalysts were prepared by sol-gel method and characterized by XRD, SEM, BET, ICP/MS and spectroscopic methods. Their activities were compared with… CONTINUE READING