Factors influencing a Photocatalytic System in Circulating Batch Mode: Photocatalyst Dosage, DO, Retention Time and Metal Impurities

순환회분식 광촉매시스템의 영향인자 연구: 광촉매 주입량, 용존산소, 체류시간,전자포획 첨가금속

  • Kim, Il-Kyu (Department of Environmental Engineering, Pukyong National University)
  • Received : 2012.12.07
  • Accepted : 2013.02.06
  • Published : 2013.02.15


A selected halogenated organic contaminant, monochlorophenol was successfully degraded by photocatalytic reaction in a circulating batch system. The photocatalytic degradation in most cases follows first-order kinetics. The photocatalytic reaction rate increased in the $TiO_2$ dosage range of 0.1 g/L to 0.4 g/L, then decreased with further increase of the dosage. Also the degradation rate increased over the range of the retention time from 0.49 min. to 0.94 min., then decreased with further increase of the retention time in the circulating batch reactor. The photocatalytic activity was enhanced by addition of metal impurities, platinum(Pt) and palladium(Pd) onto the photocatalysts. The photocatalytic degradation rate increased with the increase of Pt and Pd in the content range of 0 to 2wt %, then decreased with further increase of the metal contents. Therefore the metal loading to $TiO_2$ influence the degradation rate of a halogenated organic compound by acting as electron traps, consequently reducing the electron/positive hole pair recombination rate.


Supported by : Korea Meteorological Administration


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