Highly synergic adsorption/photocatalytic efficiency of Alginate/Bentonite impregnated TiO2 beads for wastewater treatment

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Output type: Journal article

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Author list: Chkirida S., Zari N., Achour R., Hassoune H., Lachehab A., Qaiss A.E.K., Bouhfid R.

Publisher: Elsevier

Publication year: 2021

Journal: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry (1010-6030)

Volume number: 412

ISSN: 1010-6030

URL: https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-85101721672&doi=10.1016%2fj.jphotochem.2021.113215&partnerID=40&md5=c0bc68455d541a8563ec0d4e776698b4

Languages: English (EN-GB)

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Green approaches have become a trend for solving ongoing aquatic environmental issues for the very fact that they utterly satisfy the triple lines of sustainability, i.e., environmental and social safeguards, and economic prosperity. Herein, an eco-friendly, and stable new adsorbent with combined adsorption and photocatalytic properties based on clay and biopolymers was successfully designed via a combination of a simple cross-linking way, followed by a non-thermal TiO2 impregnation for the uptake and degradation of water's soluble pollutants. Emphasis was put on the morphology, pH- sensitive swelling behavior, and the photocatalytic performance of the prepared beads. Thereby, an exhaustive characterization was performed together with an evaluation of the photocatalytic efficiency of the color removal and chemical oxygen demand (COD) reduction of methylene blue (MB) from aqueous solutions. The obtained results ratify the possibility of this biocomposite to have a positive impact in the challenging wastewater sector, by dint of its approved adsorption/ photocatalytic adeptness. © 2021


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