High Throughput Analysis of Photocatalytic Water Purification

Joana Romao, David Barata, Pamela Habibovic, Guido Mul*, Jonas Baltrusaitis

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Abstract

We present a novel high throughput photocatalyst efficiency assessment method based on 96-well microplates and UV-vis spectroscopy. We demonstrate the reproducibility of the method using methyl orange (MO) decomposition and compare kinetic data obtained with those provided in the literature for larger conventional photoreactors. To demonstrate the capabilities of the method, we rapidly screened the effects of salts, potentially present in wastewater, on kinetic rates of MO decomposition and briefly discuss the obtained data on the basis of existing literature.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7612-7617
JournalAnalytical Chemistry
Volume86
Issue number15
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 5 Aug 2014

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