publication . Article . 2017

Gas phase photocatalytic spiral reactor for fast and efficient pollutant degradation

Natan Blommaerts; Ramesh Asapu; Nathalie Claes; Sara Bals; Silvia Lenaerts; Sammy W. Verbruggen;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2017 Journal: Chemical engineering journal (issn: 1385-8947, Copyright policy)
  • Country: Belgium
Abstract
Abstract: Photocatalytic reactors for the degradation of gaseous organic pollutants often suffer from major limitations such as small reaction area, sub-optimal irradiation conditions and thus limited reaction rate. In this work, an alternative solution is presented that involves a glass tube coated on the inside with (silver-modified) TiO2 and spiraled around a UVA lamp. First, the spiral reactor is coated from the inside with TiO2 using an experimentally verified procedure that is optimized toward UV light transmission. This procedure is kept as simple as possible and involves a single casting step of a 1 wt% suspension of TiO2 in ethanol through the spiral. T...
Subjects
free text keywords: Engineering sciences. Technology, Degradation (geology), Chemistry, Pollutant, Chemical engineering, Inorganic chemistry, Science, technology and society, Photocatalysis, Magazine, law.invention, law, Nanotechnology, Catalysis, Imagination, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Chemical substance
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EC| ESTEEM 2
Project
ESTEEM 2
Enabling Science and Technology through European Electron Microscopy
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 312483
  • Funding stream: FP7 | SP4 | INFRA
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publication . Article . 2017

Gas phase photocatalytic spiral reactor for fast and efficient pollutant degradation

Natan Blommaerts; Ramesh Asapu; Nathalie Claes; Sara Bals; Silvia Lenaerts; Sammy W. Verbruggen;