The variation in the activation energy for the initial stage of photomineralization of 4-chlorophenol (4-CP), sensitized by Degussa P25 TiO2 was investigated as a function of P-O2 and [4-CP]. A model was developed based on the incorporation of Arrhenius-type functions in a general rate equation for the initial stage of photomineralization. Values of the essential constants in the model were derived from a few simple experiments. Positive, negative and zero apparent activation energies were predicted using the model, and verified experimentally, under moderate reaction conditions. The general applicability of the model is briefly discussed.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry|
|Publication status||Published - 1995|