Photocatalytic membrane reactor for the removal of C.I. Disperse Red 73
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After the dyeing process, part of the dyes used to color textile materials are not fixed into the substrate and are discharged into wastewater as residual dyes. In this study, a heterogeneous photocatalytic process combined with microfiltration has been investigated for the removal of C.I. Disperse Red 73 from synthetic textile effluents. The titanium dioxide (TiO2) Aeroxide P25 was selected as photocatalyst. The photocatalytic treatment achieved between 60% and 90% of dye degradation and up to 98% chemical oxygen demand (COD) removal. The influence of different parameters on photocatalytic degradation was studied: pH, initial photocatalyst loading, and dye concentration. The best conditions for dye degradation were pH 4, an initial dye concentration of 50 mg<bold>L</bold>-1, and a TiO2 loading of 2 gL(-1). The photocatalytic membrane treatment provided a high quality permeate, which can be reused
CitationBuscio, V., Brosillon, S., Mendret, J., Crespi, M., Gutierrez, M. Photocatalytic membrane reactor for the removal of C.I. Disperse Red 73. "Materials", 01 Juny 2015, núm. 6, p. 3633-3647.