By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Science Letter -- Research findings on Photocatalytics are discussed in a new report. According to news reporting originating from Wuhan, People's Republic of China, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "A simple cerium salt Ce(NO3)(3) was used as the catalyst for alizarin green (AG) degradation under UV irradiation. It was found that the anthraquinone dye can be completely removed by the system."
Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from Wuhan Textile University, "The photodegradation reaction mainly involved the participation of hydroxyl radical, which was generated by the oxidation of Ce(III) ions to Ce(IV); while the Ce(IV) ion itself could only decolorize the dye with a relatively slow rate. Several intermediate products were detected by electrospray ionization mass spectrometry and a possible pathway was proposed."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Many other organic dyes and phenol could also be efficiently degraded by the system."
For more information on this research see: Photocatalytic degradation of organic pollutants by simple cerium(III) salt. Catalysis Communications, 2013;40():76-79. Catalysis Communications can be contacted at: Elsevier Science Bv, PO Box 211, 1000 Ae Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Elsevier - www.elsevier.com; Catalysis Communications - www.elsevier.com/wps/product/cws_home/621120)
The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting X.C. Ruan, Wuhan Text Univ, Sch Chem & Chem Engn, Wuhan 430073, People's Republic of China. Additional authors for this research include H. Zhong, W.B. Cao, Q.F. Zeng, X.X. Li and A.H. Xu (see also Photocatalytics).
Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Wuhan, Cerium, Photocatalyst, Nanotechnology, Emerging Technologies, People's Republic of China, Lanthanoid Series Elements
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