Solar photocatalytic degradation of textile effluent with TiO2, ZnO, and Nb2O5 catalysts: assessment of photocatalytic activity and mineralization.

@article{Souza2017SolarPD,
  title={Solar photocatalytic degradation of textile effluent with TiO2, ZnO, and Nb2O5 catalysts: assessment of photocatalytic activity and mineralization.},
  author={Renata P Souza and Eliz{\^a}ngela Ambrosio and Ma{\'i}sa Tatiane Ferreira Souza and Th{\'a}bata Karoliny Formicoli de Souza Freitas and Ana M Ferrari-Lima and Juliana Carla Garcia},
  journal={Environmental science and pollution research international},
  year={2017},
  volume={24 14},
  pages={12691-12699}
}
The photocatalytic degradation of textile effluent was investigated using TiO2, ZnO, and Nb2O5 catalysts under solar irradiation. The procedures were carried out at ambient conditions in April 2014, with pH 3.0 and catalyst concentration of 0.250 g L-1. The photocatalytic activity of the oxides was evaluated by means of kinetic efficiency (rate constant and half-life time), chemical oxygen demand reduction, and absorbance reduction at 228, 254, 284, 310, 350, 500, and 660 nm (λmáx… CONTINUE READING