Quantum yields of the photocatalytic degradation of methyl orange under controlled periodic illumination (CPI) have been modelled using existing models. A modified Langmuir-Hinshelwood (L-H) rate equation was used to predict the degradation reaction rates of methyl orange at various duty cycles and a simple photocatalytic model was applied in modelling quantum yield enhancement of the photocatalytic process due to the CPI effect. A good agreement between the modelled and experimental data was observed for quantum yield modelling. The modified L-H model, however, did not accurately predict the photocatalytic decomposition of the dye under periodic illumination.
- Titanium dioxide
- Quantum yield
- Mathematical model
- RELATIVE PHOTONIC EFFICIENCIES
- PHASE PHOTOCATALYZED REACTIONS
- HETEROGENEOUS PHOTOCATALYSIS
- SEMICONDUCTOR PHOTOCATALYSIS