Ultra-Violet (UV) photocatalytic degradation and anaerobic digestion (AD) were applied in the treatment of methylene blue (MB) dye. South African natural zeolite was used as a catalyst support and biomass support in the photocatalysis and AD process respectively. It was found that UV photocatalysis pre-treatment of MB dye before the AD process improved its biodegradability. This resulted in higher biogas production coefficient compared to the non-UV pre-treated MB dye.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Advanced Materials Research|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|
Apollo, S., Onyango, M. S., & Ochieng, A. (2013). UV Photodegradation and Anaerobic Digestion of MB Dye. Advanced Materials Research, 781-784, 2245-2248. https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.781-784.2245