Decolorization of Dye Polluted Water by Photochemical Processes

Participants:
Centro de Investigación en Energía de la Univ. Nacional de México (CIE-UNAM) (MEX)

Contact:
Antonio E. Jiménez González (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) Camilo A. Arancibia-Bulnes (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Funding:
CONACYT, PAPIIT-UNAM

Duration:
continuing

Background:
For more than a decade researchers at CIE-UNAM have been investigating the degradation of water pollutants by means of solar assisted heterogeneous photocatalysis and photo-Fenton processes. These activities, with funding from several grants, have been continued in 2008. Particular emphasis has been given recently to the development of methods for the degradation of water polluted with dyes from the textile industry.

Objectives:
Development of technologies for water purification by means of solar driven heterogeneous photocatalysis and photo-Fenton processes.x

Comparison of CPC solar photoreactors with fixed catalyst, having 2 (right) and 1 (left) suns concentration ratio, CIE-UNAM.