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

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Author(s)

  • Huizhi Wang
  • Xiaojiao Luo
  • Dennis Y. C. Leung
  • Zhiyong Tang
  • Hailiang Wang
  • Rafael Luque
  • Jin Xuan

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)791-796
Journal / PublicationRSC Advances
Volume5
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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.

Citation Format(s)

In situ photogalvanic acceleration of optofluidic kinetics: A new paradigm for advanced photocatalytic technologies. / Wang, Huizhi; Luo, Xiaojiao; Leung, Michael K. H. et al.
In: RSC Advances, Vol. 5, No. 1, 2015, p. 791-796.

Research output: Journal Publications and ReviewsRGC 21 - Publication in refereed journalpeer-review