In situ photogalvanic acceleration of optofluidic kinetics: A new paradigm for advanced photocatalytic technologies

Huizhi Wang, Xiaojiao Luo, Michael K H Leung, Dennis Y C Leung, Zhiyong Tang, Hailiang Wang, Rafael Luque, Jin Xuan

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Abstract

A multiscale-designed optofluidic reactor is demonstrated in this work, featuring an overall reaction rate constant of 1.32 s-1 for photocatalytic decolourization of methylene blue, which is an order of magnitude higher as compared to literature records. A novel performance-enhancement mechanism of microscale in situ photogalvanic acceleration was found to be the main reason for the superior optofluidic performance in the photocatalytic degradation of dyes as a model reaction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)791-796
Number of pages6
JournalRSC Advances
Volume5
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Chemistry(all)

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