Photocatalytic degradation of malathion by TiO2 and Pt-TiO2 nanotube photocatalyst and kinetic study
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Photocatalytic degradation of malathion, is investigated using Titanium Nanotubes (TNT) and Pt modified TNT (Pt-TNT) photocatalyst in an aqueous solution under 365nm UV lamp irradiation. The TNT photocatalyst is prepared on pretreated strong alkaline solution via the hydrothermal method. The Pt-TNT was prepared by light deposition. The variations in morphology, formation mechanism, phase structure, and pore structure of TNT and Pt-TNT are characterized using UV-Vis, transmission electron microscopy (TEM), and N-2 adsorption/desorption isotherm analyzer, respectively. The effect of the initial malathion concentration, reaction temperature, catalyst loading, solution pH value, irradiation time and Pt loading are studied and the optimized values are obtained. Moreover, the photodegradation performance and kinetics of malathion onto TNT and Pt-TNT are also examined with the aid of model analysis by kinetic data. The results show that under acid conditions, the performance of photocatalysts for treating malathion is high. The time of complete degradation increases with an increase in the initial malathion concentration. The degradation rate decreases with increasing initial malathion concentration. The degradation efficiency can reach 100% under acid conditions for any initial malathion concentration when the reaction time is 70min. In addition, experimental decoloration kinetics data follow the pseudo-first-order reaction model.