Synthetic reevesite-like material as a visible light photocatalyst for the decontamination of water

Jack, Russell S., Ayoko, Godwin A., Adebajo, Moses O., & Frost, Ray L. (2013) Synthetic reevesite-like material as a visible light photocatalyst for the decontamination of water. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 400, pp. 67-69.

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Abstract

A synthetic reevesite-like material has been shown to decolorize selected dyes and degrade phenolic contaminants photocatalytically in water when irradiated with visible light. This material can photoactively decolorize dyes such as bromophenol blue, bromocresol green, bromothymol blue, thymol blue and methyl orange in less than 15 min under visible light radiation in the absence of additional oxidizing agents. Conversely, phenolic compounds suc has phenol, p-chlorophenol and p-nitrophenol are photocat- alytically degraded in approximately 3hwith additional H2O2 when irradiated with visible light. These reactions offer potentially energy effective pathways for the removal of recalcitrant organic waste contaminants.

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ID Code: 61342
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Layered compounds, Nanostructures, Catalytic properties
DOI: 10.1016/j.jcis.2013.03.004
ISSN: 1095-7103 (online) 0021-9797 (print)
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > CHEMICAL SCIENCE (030000) > PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY (INCL. STRUCTURAL) (030600) > Structural Chemistry and Spectroscopy (030606)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Deposited On: 16 Jul 2013 02:06
Last Modified: 20 Jul 2013 19:41

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