|Abstract||In this study, the photocatalytic degradation of two commercial dyes using two different types of TiO2 as photocatalyst has been investigated. The degradation of the dyes follows a pseudo-firstorder kinetics according to the Langmuir-Hinshelwood model. In our experimental conditions aqueous solutions of the dyes were decolorized in less than 1hour. The influence of various parameters, such as the type and mass of the catalyst, the initial concentration of the dye, the airing, the addition of an oxidant to the degradation process was examined. The mineralization of organic carbon to carbon dioxide was also evaluated. Moreover, the toxic properties of the dye solutions treated by photocatalysis were examined using the marine bacterium Vibrio fischeri (Microtox test).|
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|Bizani E||Environmental Pollution Control Laboratory, Chemistry Department, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and Chemical Process Engineering Research Instituteemail@example.com||10|
|Fytianos K||Environmental Pollution Control Laboratory, Dept. of Chemistry, Aristotle University of Thessalonikifirstname.lastname@example.org||24|
|Poulios I||Laboratory of Physical Chemistry, Chemistry Department, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and Chemical Process Engineering Research Institute||8|
|Tsiridis V||Department of Planning and Regional Development, University of Thessaly, 38334, Volos, Greece||8|
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