Fe(III)/TiO2-Montmorillonite Photocatalyst in Photo-Fenton-Like Degradation of Methylene Blue

International Journal of Chemical Engineering. 2015;2015 DOI 10.1155/2015/485463


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Journal Title: International Journal of Chemical Engineering

ISSN: 1687-806X (Print); 1687-8078 (Online)

Publisher: Hindawi Limited

LCC Subject Category: Technology: Chemical technology: Chemical engineering

Country of publisher: United Kingdom

Language of fulltext: English

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Is Fatimah (Chemistry Department, Islamic University of Indonesia, Kampus Terpadu UII, Jalan Kaliurang Km 14 Sleman, Yogykarta 55581, Indonesia)
Iwan Sumarlan (Chemistry Department, Mataram University, Nusa Tenggara Barat 55584, Indonesia)
Tuty Alawiyah (Chemistry Department, Mataram University, Nusa Tenggara Barat 55584, Indonesia)


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Abstract | Full Text

A photodegradation process of methylene blue (MB) in aqueous solution using Fe(III)/TiO2-montmorillonite photocatalyst is presented. The photocatalyst material was prepared using Indonesian natural montmorillonite in TiO2 pillarization process followed by Fe(III) ion exchange. Kinetic study on MB degradation was conducted and evaluated by three kinetic models: the pseudo-first- and second-order equations and the Elovich equation. From the results, it is concluded that the degradation under the photo-Fenton-like process utilizing Fe(III)/TiO2-montmorillonite photocatalyst conformed to the Elovich kinetic model.