Bromate removal from drinking water by semiconductor photocatalysis

Andrew Mills, A. Belghazi, D. Rodman

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The semiconductor photocatalyst, platinised titanium dioxide, Pt/TiO2, is used to promote the destruction of bromate ions to bromide and oxygen by 254 nm ultraviolet light. The kinetics of bromate removal are first order with respect to [BrO3-] and are inhibited, although not completely, by competitive adsorption by other anions, including bromide and sulfate ions. The Pt/TiO2 can be used not only as a powder dispersion, but also as a thin film in a flow reactor for the destruction of bromate ions. Copyright (C) 1996 Elsevier Science Ltd
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1973-1978
Number of pages6
JournalWater Research
Publication statusPublished - 1996


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