Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance

, Volume 22, Issue 4, pp 1035–1040

Development of UV-LED/TiO2 Device and Their Application for Photocatalytic Degradation of Methylene Blue


DOI: 10.1007/s11665-012-0344-7

Cite this article as:
Dai, K., Lu, L. & Dawson, G. J. of Materi Eng and Perform (2013) 22: 1035. doi:10.1007/s11665-012-0344-7


The determination of design and operational conditions of ultraviolet light-emitting diode (UV-LED)/TiO2 device is the major concern for the development and potential application of the photocatalytic process. In this article, development of UV-LED/TiO2 device and their applications for photocatalytic degradation of methylene blue (MB) are reported. The UV-LED with an output wavelength of 376 nm was applied as the UV light source for the photocatalytic decomposition of because of. The photocatalytic behavior of the photocatalytic decomposition of because of in aqueous solution operated by the UV-LED/TiO2 device was studied under various conditions including initial dye concentration, the mass of catalyst, light power, and pH value. The decomposition of because of in aqueous solution by TiO2 photocatalytic process with the UV-LED was found to be technically and actually feasible. Besides, our results show a promising technique for organic waste-water treatment by the UV-LED/TiO2 method.


methylene blue photocatalytic degradation TiO2 UV-LED 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of Physics and Electronic InformationHuaibei Normal UniversityHuaibeiPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.Suzhou Institute of Nano-Tech and Nano-BionicsChinese Academy of SciencesSuzhouPeople’s Republic of China
  3. 3.State Key Laboratory of Advanced Technology for Materials Synthesis and ProcessingWuhan University of TechnologyWuhanPeople’s Republic of China