OC66 Efficiency Factors in Photocatalytic Reactors for Air Treatment

Thursday, June 9, 2011: 4:40 PM
Cartier Ballroom (Detroit Marriott Hotel at the Renaissance Center )
Juan Manuel Garcia-Hernandez, Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, The University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada
The Photochemical Thermodynamic Efficiency Factor (PTEF) and Quantum Yield (QY) have been evaluated for acetone and acetaldehyde photocatalytic degradation in air with low concentration of water; showing QYs that supersede the value of 1 (equivalent to 100%) while PTEFs remain below the level of 1 as required by thermodynamic constrains.

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