EFFECT OF OPERATIONAL PARAMETERS ON PHOTOCATALYTIC DEGRADATION OF TOLUIDINE BLUE UTILIZING BiOCl NANOPLATES IN SOLAR LIGHT

  • Brijesh Pare Laboratory of Photocatalysis, Department of Chemistry, Govt. Madhav Science P. G. College, Vikram University, Ujjain- 456010, India
  • Vaishali Joshi Laboratory of Photocatalysis, Department of Chemistry, Govt. Madhav Science P. G. College, Vikram University, Ujjain- 456010, India
  • Satish Piplode Laboratory of Photocatalysis, Department of Chemistry, Govt. Madhav Science P. G. College, Vikram University, Ujjain- 456010, India
Keywords: Photocatalysis, operational parameters, wastewater remediation, Solar light, BiOCl nanoplates, XRD, HR FESEM

Abstract

This work is devoted to the study of the effects of various operational parameters such as
H2O2, K2S2O8, NaCl, Na2CO3, FeCl3, Fenton’s reagent, O2, N2 purging, effect of other
photocatalysts on the photocatalytic degradation of toluidine blue dye by as synthesized nano
BiOCl under solar light in following conditions pH= 11, catalyst loading= 30 mg/100ml and
initial dye concentration= 4 × 10-5 mol L-1
. Nano BiOCl was prepared by a simple hydrolysis
method at room temperature and characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD) and High
Resolution Field Emission Scanning Microscope (HR FESEM). XRD pattern suggested that
the synthesized nano BiOCl was highly pure and crystalline, SEM images depicted the
platelike morphology of nano BiOCl. The average particle size of nano BiOCl was obtained as
45 nm. It was observed that these operational parameters greatly influenced the rate of
photocatalytic degradation. The optimum concentrations of oxidants, salts, FeCl3 and
Fenton’s reagent for photocatalysis of toluidine blue have also been obtained.

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Published
2017-12-31
How to Cite
Pare, B., Joshi, V., & Piplode , S. (2017). EFFECT OF OPERATIONAL PARAMETERS ON PHOTOCATALYTIC DEGRADATION OF TOLUIDINE BLUE UTILIZING BiOCl NANOPLATES IN SOLAR LIGHT. International Journal of Engineering Technologies and Management Research, 4(12), 43-54. https://doi.org/10.29121/ijetmr.v4.i12.2017.590