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A study of the kinetic solvent isotope effect on the destruction of microcystin-LR and geosmin using TiO2 photocatalysis.

Robertson, Peter K.J.; Bahnemann, Detlef W.; Lawton, Linda A.; Bellu, Edmund

Authors

Peter K.J. Robertson

Detlef W. Bahnemann

Edmund Bellu



Abstract

We have previously reported the effectiveness of TiO2 photocatalysis in the destruction of species generated by cyanobacteria, specifically geosmin and microcystin-LR. In this paper we report an investigation of factors which influence the rate of the toxin destruction at the catalyst surface. A primary kinetic solvent isotope effect of approximately 1.5 was observed when the destruction was performed in a heavy water solvent. This is in contrast to previous reports of a solvent isotope effect of approximately 3, however, these studies were undertaken with a different photocatalyst material. The solvent isotope effect therefore appears to be dependent on the photocatalyst material used. The results of the study support the theory that the photocatalytic decomposition occurs on the catalyst surface rather than in the bulk of the solution. Furthermore it appears that the rate determining step is not oxygen reduction as previously reported.

Citation

ROBERTSON, P.K.J., BAHNEMANN, D.W., LAWTON, L.A. and BELLU, E. 2011. A study of the kinetic solvent isotope effect on the destruction of microcystin-LR and geosmin using TiO2 photocatalysis. Applied catalysis B: environmental [online], 108-109, pages 1-5. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apcatb.2011.07.019

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jul 19, 2011
Online Publication Date Jul 26, 2011
Publication Date Oct 11, 2011
Deposit Date Feb 19, 2021
Publicly Available Date Mar 30, 2021
Journal Applied Catalysis B: Environmental
Print ISSN 0926-3373
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 108-109
Pages 1-5
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apcatb.2011.07.019
Keywords Process Chemistry and Technology; General Environmental Science; Catalysis
Public URL https://rgu-repository.worktribe.com/output/1147958

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