Photocatalytic degradation of tetracycline-antibiotic under ultraviolet light irradiation using supported TiO2 hierarchical nanoarchitecture

Authors

  • Juan José Hinostroza Mojarro Tecnológico Nacional de México/IT de Tijuana/ Tecnológico de Tijuana, Blvd. Alberto Limón Padilla s/n Col. Otay Tecnológico, Tijuana, B.C. 22510, México. https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4671-6958
  • Francisco Javier García Picazo Tecnológico Nacional de México/IT de Tijuana/ Tecnológico de Tijuana, Blvd. Alberto Limón Padilla s/n Col. Otay Tecnológico, Tijuana, B.C. 22510, México. https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7707-1769
  • Mirza Mariela Ruiz Ramnirez Tecnológico Nacional de México/IT de Tijuana/ Tecnológico de Tijuana, Blvd. Alberto Limón Padilla s/n Col. Otay Tecnológico, Tijuana, B.C. 22510, México. https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1783-8419
  • Karen Melisa Luque López Tecnológico Nacional de México/IT de Tijuana/ Tecnológico de Tijuana, Blvd. Alberto Limón Padilla s/n Col. Otay Tecnológico, Tijuana, B.C. 22510, México.
  • Balter Trujillo Navarrete Tecnológico Nacional de México/IT de Tijuana/ Tecnológico de Tijuana, Blvd. Alberto Limón Padilla s/n Col. Otay Tecnológico, Tijuana, B.C. 22510, México. https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0196-1001

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37636/recit.v44274286

Keywords:

Photocatalysis, TiO2, Tetracycline, UV Radiation, Batch type reactor

Abstract

Chrysanthemum- like rutile phase titanium oxide (TiO2) nanoflowers were synthesized on the surface of Raschig borosilicate rings (BRRs). The hierarchical nanoarchitecture was investigated using several physicochemical techniques: scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy dispersion spectroscopy (EDS), X-ray diffraction (XRD), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (IR), diffuse reflectance spectroscopy (DRS), zeta potential (ζ). TiO2-BRR were used as a packed column in a photocatalytic reactor, and their catalytic activity in the degradation of a bacteriostatic antibiotic: tetracycline (C22H24N2O8) was evaluated. The photocatalyst removed 91% of the emerging contaminant achieving an energy efficiency of 68% with an optimized loading of 75 TiO2- BRR and a pH of 4 at 25 ° C; without significant variation in at least three photodegradation cycles. This information can be used to develop supported TiO2 photocatalysts aimed at eliminating emerging contaminants, offering a viable alternative.

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Configuration of the photocatalytic system of the Batch type reactor.

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2021-10-09

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Hinostroza Mojarro, J. J., García Picazo, F. J. ., Ruiz Ramirez, M. M. ., Luque López, K. M. ., & Trujillo Navarrete, B. . (2021). Photocatalytic degradation of tetracycline-antibiotic under ultraviolet light irradiation using supported TiO2 hierarchical nanoarchitecture. Revista De Ciencias Tecnológicas, 4(4), 274–286. https://doi.org/10.37636/recit.v44274286

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