Methyl orange (MO) is a poisonous, carcinogenic, and genotoxic azo dye with high che-mical stability, high solubility in water, and very low biodegradability. The removal is difficult by conventional water purification methods. The degradation of MO with pho-tocatalytic membrane reactors loaded with TiO2 nanoparticles(NPs) is reported in some publications, and the degradation efficiency is less than 50%. The present study presents the use of titanium dioxide nanoparticles deposited on the surface of nanofiltration membranes to assess the photocatalytic degradation of reactive dye. The morphological analyses showed the presence of a thin titanium dioxide layer on the surface of the membranes. In addition, the photocatalytic membranes with 0.25 wt% of TiO2 showed an interesting photocatalytic activity over four hours, with 82.3% of the MO degraded. The degradation followed a pseudo-second-order kinetics model, and the reusability of the prepared membranes was also verified.(c) 2023 Institution of Chemical Engineers. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Polymer-based TiO2 membranes: An efficient route for recalcitrant dye degradation

Bhattacharyya, S;Calabro' V
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Chakraborty, S
2023-01-01

Abstract

Methyl orange (MO) is a poisonous, carcinogenic, and genotoxic azo dye with high che-mical stability, high solubility in water, and very low biodegradability. The removal is difficult by conventional water purification methods. The degradation of MO with pho-tocatalytic membrane reactors loaded with TiO2 nanoparticles(NPs) is reported in some publications, and the degradation efficiency is less than 50%. The present study presents the use of titanium dioxide nanoparticles deposited on the surface of nanofiltration membranes to assess the photocatalytic degradation of reactive dye. The morphological analyses showed the presence of a thin titanium dioxide layer on the surface of the membranes. In addition, the photocatalytic membranes with 0.25 wt% of TiO2 showed an interesting photocatalytic activity over four hours, with 82.3% of the MO degraded. The degradation followed a pseudo-second-order kinetics model, and the reusability of the prepared membranes was also verified.(c) 2023 Institution of Chemical Engineers. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
2023
Nanofiltration membrane
Titanium dioxide
Photocatalytic membrane reactor
Methyl orange
Photocatalytic degradation
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