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Title: Efficient magnetic hybrid ZnO-based photocatalysts for visible-light-driven removal of toxic cyanobacteria blooms and cyanotoxins
Author: Serrà i Ramos, Albert
Pip, Petai
Gómez, Elvira
Philippe, Laetitia
Keywords: Fotocatàlisi
Òxid de zinc
Zinc oxide
Issue Date: 9-Feb-2020
Publisher: Elsevier B.V.
Abstract: A hybrid magnetic-ZnO-based photocatalyst platform is designed for the efficient and simultaneous sunlight-driven photoremoval of cyanobacteria and mineralization of cyanotoxins (anatoxin-A). The photocatalyst killing ability was evaluated against two types of microalgae with different morpholo-gy and toxicity, Spirulina platensis paracas and Anabaena flos-aquae. The hybrid photocatalyst Ni@ZnO@ZnS-Spirulina was synthetized by means of a multistep process using Spirulina as bio-template. The effects of reactor geometry, magnetic actuation, and concordant architecture on pho-tokilling ability were tested. Moreover, the prepared photocatalysts were demonstrated to be effective for the anatoxin-A degradation under artificial sunlight. In the interest of reducing waste content and optimizing resources, photocatalyst recycling after their useful lifetime has ended is proposed through the fabrication of microalgal biofuel-pellets. This inexpensive circular process involves mul-ti-functional algae-based photocatalysts applied to the simultaneous destruction of algae blooms and cyanotoxins and then recycled to close the circle through cultivating biotemplates.
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It is part of: Applied Catalysis B-Environmental, 2020, vol. 268, p. 118745
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ISSN: 0926-3373
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