Towards the Configuration of a Photoelectrocatalytic Reactor: Part 1—Determination of Photoelectrode Geometry and Optical Thickness by a Numerical Approach

Daniel Borrás-Jiménez, Wilber Silva-López, César Nieto-Londoño

    Producción científica: Contribución a una revistaArtículo en revista científica indexadarevisión exhaustiva

    1 Cita (Scopus)

    Resumen

    Photoelectrocatalysis has been highlighted as a tertiary wastewater treatment in the textile industry due to its high dye mineralisation capacity. However, design improvements are necessary to overcome photo-reactors limitations. The present work proposes a preliminary configuration of a photoelectrocatalytic reactor to degrade Reactive Red 239 (RR239) textile dye, using computational fluid dynamics (CFD) to analyse the mass transfer rate, radiation intensity loss ((Formula presented.)), and its effect on kinetics degradation, over a photoelectrode based on a (Formula presented.) nanotube. A study to increase the space-time yield (STY) was carried out through mass transfer rate and kinetic analysis, varying the optical thickness ((Formula presented.)) between the radiation entrance and the photocatalytic surface, photoelectrode geometry, inlet flow rate, and the surface radiation intensity. The (Formula presented.) was determined using a 1D Beer–Lambert-based model, and an extinction coefficient experimentally determined by UV-Vis spectroscopy. The results show that in RR239 solutions below concentrations of 6 mg/L, a woven mesh photoelectrode and an optimal optical thickness (Formula presented.) of 1 cm is enough to keep the (Formula presented.) below 15% and maximise the mass transfer and the STY in around 110 g/m (Formula presented.) -day.

    Idioma originalInglés
    Número de artículo2385
    PublicaciónNanomaterials
    Volumen12
    N.º14
    DOI
    EstadoPublicada - jul. 2022

    Nota bibliográfica

    Publisher Copyright:
    © 2022 by the authors.

    Tipos de Productos Minciencias

    • Artículos de investigación con calidad A1 / Q1

    Huella

    Profundice en los temas de investigación de 'Towards the Configuration of a Photoelectrocatalytic Reactor: Part 1—Determination of Photoelectrode Geometry and Optical Thickness by a Numerical Approach'. En conjunto forman una huella única.

    Citar esto