Evaluation of Methylene Blue and Rose Bengal for Dye Sensitized Solar Water Treatment

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Adrienne T. Cooper

University of South Carolina, Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, 300 Main Street, Columbia, SC 20208e-mail: coopera@engr.sc.edu

D. Yogi Goswami

Solar Energy and Energy Conservation Laboratory, University of Florida, Mechanical Engineering Department, Gainesville, FL 32601

J. Sol. Energy Eng 124(3), 305-310 (Aug 01, 2002) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1498850 History: Received March 01, 2001; Revised February 01, 2002; Online August 01, 2002
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Comparison of E. coli destruction in 10 mg/L MB versus sunlight alone
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Destruction of E. coli with 1 mg/L MB at pH=10, Iavg=641 W/m2
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RB destruction of E. coli in sunlight at pH=7, Iavg=746–856 W/m2
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Concentration as a function of time and dye concentration in sunlight; y-axis is organic concentration in ppb: (a) Benzene at pH=7 with MB, Iavg=665–891 W/m2 ; (b) Benzene at pH=7 with RB, Iavg=746–856 W/m2
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Significance of sunlight, based on ANOM, in MB experiments: (a) 5 min, (b) 15 min, and (c) 30 min
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Significance of pH, based on ANOM, in MB experiments: (a) 5 min, (b) 15 min, and (c) 30 min
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Significance of MB concentration, based on ANOM, on disinfection in sunlight: (a) 5 min, (b) 15 min, and (c) 30 min




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