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Phototreatment of Palm Oil Mill Effluent (POME) over Cu/TiO2 Photocatalyst

Cheng, C. K. and Kim, Hoong Ng and Mohd Rizauddin, Deraman and Chun, How Ang and Soo, Kee Chong and Kong, Zi Ying and Khan, Maksudur R. (2014) Phototreatment of Palm Oil Mill Effluent (POME) over Cu/TiO2 Photocatalyst. Bulletin of Chemical Reaction Engineering & Catalysis, 9 (2). pp. 121-127. ISSN 1978-2993

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The current work reported on the use of different formulations of Cu/TiO2 photocatalysts for the UV-irradiation of palm oil mills effluent (POME). Different copper loadings, viz. 2 wt%, 5 wt%, 10 wt%, 15 wt%, 20 wt% and 25 wt% were doped onto titania. XRD pattern confirmed the presence of anatase TiO2 as primary phase due to mild calcination temperature (573 K). Photo-decomposition of POME over 20 wt% Cu/TiO2 exhibited the highest conversion (27.0%) attributed to its large pore diameter (20.0 nm). In addition, optimum loading was 0.83 g/l.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: POME; Copper; TiO 2 ; UV-irradiation
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Chemical & Natural Resources Engineering
Depositing User: Noorul Farina Arifin
Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2014 03:47
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2018 02:53
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