Studies on photocatalytic degradation of polystyrene

@article{Bandyopadhyay2007StudiesOP,
  title={Studies on photocatalytic degradation of polystyrene},
  author={Abhijit Bandyopadhyay and Ganesh C. Basak},
  journal={Materials Science and Technology},
  year={2007},
  volume={23},
  pages={307 - 314}
}
Abstract This paper reports the photo degradation of polystyrene (PS) by using zinc oxide (ZnO) as photo catalyst. Virgin PS is not responsive to degradation by ultra violet (UV) light because of the presence of phenyl rings in its repeating units. ZnO acts as an UV absorber and helps in transferring the absorbed energy to various bonds of PS and causes degradation. The concentration of ZnO followed by the dispersion within the PS matrix has been found to be the key as the maximum weight loss… Expand
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