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Micro-structured packed bed reactors for solar photocatalysis: impacts of packing size and material on light harnessing

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Autor(es):
Ramos, Bruno [1] ; Couri, Atieh Parisi [1] ; Ookawara, Shinichi [2] ; Silva Costa Teixeira, Antonio Carlos [1]
Número total de Autores: 4
Afiliação do(s) autor(es):
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Dept Chem Engn, Res Grp Adv Oxidat Proc AdOx, BR-05508010 Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] Tokyo Inst Technol, Sch Mat & Chem Technol, Dept Chem Sci & Engn, Meguro Ward, Tokyo 1528552 - Japan
Número total de Afiliações: 2
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: PHOTOCHEMICAL & PHOTOBIOLOGICAL SCIENCES; v. 18, n. 2, p. 577-582, FEB 1 2019.
Citações Web of Science: 0
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The application of photochemistry in larger scales relies on studies in photoreactor engineering. This report investigates the structural parameters of externally irradiated micro-structured photochemical packed bed reactors (PBRs). It reports on the impacts of the size and material of spherical packings on the reactor ability to harness incoming photons. Tubular reactors were built from borosilicate glass tubes of two outer diameters (20 and 30 mm) packed with soda-lime glass spheres of three average diameters (1.0, 3.0 and 6.0 mm), alumina spheres (6.0 mm dia.), and polished iron spheres (5.0 mm dia.). The aqueous-phase oxidation of benzoic acid by oxygen radicals generated by UV-A irradiation of nitrite ions was used as a model homogeneous photochemical reaction. It was observed that increasing the D/d(p) ratio for the narrower reactors led to improved specific yields ((Y) over tilde (3.0) mm = 1.05<(Y)overtilde>(0)), suggesting that intensification is possible in these reactors. Lastly, it was found that glass spheres can be replaced by alumina spheres with considerably little loss in the light-collection efficiency (ca. 20%), indicating an attractive pathway for fixed-bed solar photocatalysis. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 15/21421-0 - Intensificação de processos foto-catalíticos solares para tratamento de águas contaminadas com fármacos através da micro-estruturação de espaços reacionais
Beneficiário:Bruno Ramos
Linha de fomento: Bolsas no Brasil - Pós-Doutorado
Processo FAPESP: 13/50218-2 - CEPEMA - Centro Cooperativo em Engenharia Ambiental
Beneficiário:Claudio Augusto Oller do Nascimento
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Temático