Journal ID : TRKU-17-06-2020-10814
[This article belongs to Volume - 62, Issue - 06]
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Title : Optimization of Lignin Degradation on Oil Palm Empty Fruit Bunches (OPEFB) using FeTiO3.TiO2/Ti Thin Film Catalyst

Abstract :

This research examines the degradation of lignin by photocatalytic activity from oil palm empty fruit bunches (OPEFB) by the FeTiO3.TiO2/Ti reagent. This reagent was synthesized by the dissemination of the liquid phase by TTIP and Fe (NO3)3 prepared by the sol-gel technique utilizing acetylacetonate, acetic acid, and ethanol. Then, its morphology and structure are characterized via scanning electron microscopy energy dispersive (SEM-EDX) and X-ray diffraction (XRD). The outcomes found that FeTiO3.TiO2/Ti and TiO2/Ti reagent crystals consisted of anatase TiO2 phases. Though, FeTiO3.TiO2/Ti reagent performed well against degradation of lignin under the treatment of visible light with a degradation proportion of 64.26% in 50 minutes. The high photocatalytic activity of this reagent occurs for the least number of Fe ions, producing a duping effect in separating photogeneration holes and electrons

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