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Data on Phenothiazines Discussed by Researchers at Institute of Science (Influence of anatase and rutile phase in TiO2 upon the photocatalytic...

August 22, 2014



Data on Phenothiazines Discussed by Researchers at Institute of Science (Influence of anatase and rutile phase in TiO2 upon the photocatalytic degradation of methylene blue under solar irradiation in presence of activated carbon)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Science Letter -- Current study results on Phenothiazines have been published. According to news originating from Caracas, Venezuela, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "The influence of activated carbon (AC) on the photocatalytic activity of different crystalline TiO2 phases was verified in the photocatalytic degradation of methylene blue under UV and solar irradiation. The results showed a volcano trend with a maximum photoactivity for the crystalline phase ratio of anatase: rutile equal to 80:20 both under UV or solar irradiation."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the Institute of Science, "By contrast, in presence of AC the photocatalytic activity of the binary materials of TiO2/AC followed an exponential trend, increasing as a function of the increase in anatase proportion in the TiO2 framework. The increase in the photoactivity of the binary material TiO2/AC relative to neat TiO2 was up to 22 and about 17 times higher under UV and visible irradiation, respectively."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "The present results suggest that AC interacts more efficiently with anatase phase than with rutile phase."

For more information on this research see: Influence of anatase and rutile phase in TiO2 upon the photocatalytic degradation of methylene blue under solar irradiation in presence of activated carbon. Water Science and Technology, 2014;69(11):2184-2190. Water Science and Technology can be contacted at: Iwa Publishing, Alliance House, 12 Caxton St, London SW1H0QS, England. (IWA Publishing - www.iwaponline.com; Water Science and Technology - www.iwaponline.com/wst)

The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from J. Matos, Venezuelan Inst Sci Res IVIC, Dept. of Photocatalysis & Alternat Energies, Caracas 1020A, Venezuela. Additional authors for this research include R. Montana, E. Rivero, A. Escudero and D. Uzcategui (see also Phenothiazines).

Keywords for this news article include: Caracas, Venezuela, South America, Photocatalyst, Methylene Blue, Nanotechnology, Phenothiazines, Photocatalytic, Emerging Technologies

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