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|dc.contributor.author||Noyel, Victoria, S.|
|dc.identifier.citation||Journal of the Chilean Chemical Society, 2017, Vol.62, 1, pp.3393-3398||en_US|
|dc.description.abstract||Solid phase photocatalytic degradation of polyethylene (PE) and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) with various photocatalysts such as ceria annealed at 350�C and 850�C, zinc oxide annealed at 250�C, copper sulfide and titania particles was studied under different light sources. Except titania, all the other photocatalysts performed reasonably well both in the visible and ultra-violet (UV) radiations. Ceria annealed at 850�C showed degradation efficiencies higher than 70% for PVC in the fluorescent and solar radiation. Ceria annealed at 350�C showed degradation efficiencies higher than 75% for polyethylene in fluorescent, solar and UV radiation. The Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy studies show the presence of adsorbed carbon dioxide on the degraded polymer-photocatalyst composite films. The UV-visible spectroscopic studies show that the ceria, zinc oxide and copper sulfide photocatalysts are active in the visible spectrum resulting in enhanced degradation efficiency in fluorescent and solar radiation.||en_US|
|dc.title||Visible range photocatalysts for solid phase photocatalytic degradation of polyethylene and polyvinyl chloride||en_US|
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