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Study Results from Islamic Azad University Update Understanding of Phenothiazines (Comparison of photocatalytic efficiency of supported CuO onto...

July 4, 2014



Study Results from Islamic Azad University Update Understanding of Phenothiazines (Comparison of photocatalytic efficiency of supported CuO onto micro and nano particles of zeolite X in photodecolorization of Methylene blue and Methyl orange ...)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Science Letter -- Investigators publish new report on Phenothiazines. According to news originating from Isfahan, Iran, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "The present study compares the photocatalytic decolorization ability of CuO as supported onto both micronized zeolite X (CuO/MX) and zeolite X nano-particles (CuO/NX) toward aqueous mixture of Methyl Orange (MO) and Methylene Blue (MB). Both photocatalysts were characterized by XRD, SEM, BET, FT-IR and DRS."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from Islamic Azad University, "The progress of the photodecolorization of the proposed mixture was monitored using UV-vis spectrophotometer. The decolorization of dyes was systematically studied by varying the experimental parameters in order to achieve maximum decolorization efficiency. Application of the Langmuir-Hinshelwood kinetics allowed calculating the photodecolorization rate constants. CuO/NX was more efficient than CuO/MX and also, MO was more degraded than MB."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "The reusability of the photocatalyts was also tested and the decolorization activities of 90% and 88% were respectively obtained for CuO/NX and CuO/MX after four recycles."

For more information on this research see: Comparison of photocatalytic efficiency of supported CuO onto micro and nano particles of zeolite X in photodecolorization of Methylene blue and Methyl orange aqueous mixture. Applied Catalysis A-General, 2014;477():83-92. Applied Catalysis A-General can be contacted at: Elsevier Science Bv, PO Box 211, 1000 Ae Amsterdam, Netherlands (see also Phenothiazines).

The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from A. Nezamzadeh-Ejhieh, Islamic Azad Univ, Shahreza Branch, Yung Researchers Club, Shahreza, Isfahan, Iran.

Keywords for this news article include: Iran, Asia, Isfahan, Photocatalyst, Methylene Blue, Nanotechnology, Phenothiazines, Photocatalytic, Emerging Technologies

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