UV Photodegradation and Anaerobic Digestion of MB Dye

Seth Apollo, Maurice S. Onyango, Aoyi Ochieng

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2245-2248
Number of pages4
JournalAdvanced Materials Research
Publication statusPublished - 2013


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