Document Type: Original Article
Department of Chemical Engineering, Petroleum University of Technology, Abadan, Iran
Department of Environmental Health Engineering, School of health, Jondi Shapour University, Ahvaz, Iran
The performance of advance photocatalytic degradation of 4-chlorophenol (4-CP) strongly depends on photocatalyst dosage, initial concentration and time of reaction. The aim of this study was modeling and investigating the degradation of it in water using TiO2/Fe as a nanocatalyst.
Photocatalyst was optimized by varying and operating parameters and using a response surface methodology to evaluate the experimental data. Based on the results obtained, it was found that a maximum of 91% of 4-CP was successfully degraded under optimal conditions (2.29 g catalyst dosage, 38.5 mg/L of 4-CP and time 236.85). All the experimental data showed good agreement with the predicted results obtained from statistical analysis.