In the present study, we investigated the possibility to abate Acesulfame K, a persistent emerging contaminant, in aqueous media using zinc oxide based materials. For this purpose, bare and Ce-doped zinc oxide was prepared via an easy and cheap hydrothermal process using different cerium salts as precursors. Their photocatalytic performance was evaluated in different media, namely ultrapure and river water under both UV vis and visible light. Commercial TiO2 P25 was also employed and used as a reference photocatalyst for comparison purposes. The obtained results pointed out that cerium doped zinc oxide composites exhibit higher performance than TiO2 P25, especially under visible light and in the presence of organic matter, when the activity of the latter is greatly depressed. In particular, ZnO doped with cerium (1%) was the most effective material, and could be a promising alternative to TiO2 P25, especially in the treatment of natural waters. (C) 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Assessment of the abatement of acelsulfame K using cerium doped ZnO as photocatalyst / Calza, P.; Gionco, C.; Giletta, M.; Kalaboka, M.; Sakkas, V. A.; Albanis, T.; Paganini, M. C.. - In: JOURNAL OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS. - ISSN 0304-3894. - 323:Pt A(2017), pp. 471-477. [10.1016/j.jhazmat.2016.03.093]

Assessment of the abatement of acelsulfame K using cerium doped ZnO as photocatalyst

Gionco, C.;
2017

Abstract

In the present study, we investigated the possibility to abate Acesulfame K, a persistent emerging contaminant, in aqueous media using zinc oxide based materials. For this purpose, bare and Ce-doped zinc oxide was prepared via an easy and cheap hydrothermal process using different cerium salts as precursors. Their photocatalytic performance was evaluated in different media, namely ultrapure and river water under both UV vis and visible light. Commercial TiO2 P25 was also employed and used as a reference photocatalyst for comparison purposes. The obtained results pointed out that cerium doped zinc oxide composites exhibit higher performance than TiO2 P25, especially under visible light and in the presence of organic matter, when the activity of the latter is greatly depressed. In particular, ZnO doped with cerium (1%) was the most effective material, and could be a promising alternative to TiO2 P25, especially in the treatment of natural waters. (C) 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
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