Priya, Bhanu and Raizada, Pankaj and Singh, Nahar and Thakur, Pankaj and Singh, Pardeep (2016) Adsorptional photocatalytic mineralization of oxytetracycline and ampicillin antibiotics using Bi2O3/BiOCl supported on graphene sand composite and chitosan. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 479. 271-283. ISSN 0021-9797

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In present study, heterojunctioned Bi2O3/BiOCl (BO/BOC) was synthesized via in situ chemical reduction and oxidation of BiOCl nanoplates. BiOCl was reduced to metallic Bi in KHB4 solution followed by oxidation in H2O2 solution to produce BO/BOC. The BO/BOC was supported over graphene sand composite and also on chitosan using wet impregnation method to report BO/BOC/GSC and BO/BOC/CT nanocomposite. The morphology and compositional characteristics of BO/BOC/GSC and BO/BOC/CT were investigated by FESEM, TEM, HRTEM, FTIR, XRD, EDX, RAMAN, BET and UV-visible diffuse reflectance spectral analysis. The photocatalytic activity of BO/BOC/GSC and BO/BOC/CT was performed for mineralization of ampicillin (AMP) and oxytetracycline (OTC) antibiotics under solar light. The adsorption process had significant effect on photodegradation of AMP and OTC. The adsorption of both OTC and AMP onto BO/BOC/GSC and BO/BOC/CT followed pseudo second order kinetics. Simultaneous adsorption and degradation process (A + P) resulted in higher degradation rate of investigated antibiotics. The applicability of power law model indicates the intricacies of mineralization process. During A + P process, OTC and AMP were mineralized to CO2 center dot H2O, NO3- and SO42- ions. Both BO/BOC/GSC and BO/BOC/CT exhibited significant recycle efficiency.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Bi2O3/BiOCl Supported photocatalysts Adsorption Antibiotic-mineralization Mineralization kinetics
Subjects: Chemistry > Physical Chemistry
Depositing User: Dr. Rajpal Walke
Date Deposited: 02 Jun 2017 07:56
Last Modified: 02 Jun 2017 07:56

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