Environmental Science and Pollution Research

, Volume 25, Issue 11, pp 10714–10719 | Cite as

Sonocatalytic degradation of rhodamine B in presence of CdS

  • Limin Song
  • Yamiao Li
  • Shujuan Zhang
Research Article


A novel sonocatalyst CdS was prepared by a facile precipitation method, and characterized by X-ray powder diffraction, transmission electron microscopy, UV-vis absorption spectroscopy, and photoluminescence spectroscopy. Comparative sonocatalytic degradation experiments were carried out in different conditions under ultrasonic irradiation and with rhodamine B (RhB) used as the model substrate. Results indicate that CdS is a highly active sonocatalyst. The efficiency of RhB sonodegradation in aqueous solutions within 4 h is up to 70% after the addition of CdS. Abundant •OH during the RhB sonodegradation was detected, which may be responsible for the high sonodegradation rate over CdS under ultrasonic radiation.


Inorganic compounds Chemical synthesis Catalytic properties 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of Environment and Chemical Engineering and State Key Laboratory of Hollow-Fiber Membrane Materials and Membrane ProcessesTianjin Polytechnic UniversityTianjinPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.College of ScienceTianjin University of Science and TechnologyTianjinPeople’s Republic of China

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