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International Journal of Photoenergy
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 398787, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/398787
Research Article

Rapid Photocatalytic Degradation of Methylene Blue under High Photon Flux UV Irradiation: Characteristics and Comparison with Routine Low Photon Flux

Environmental Science & Engineering Research Center, Shenzhen Graduate School, Harbin Institute of Technology, Shenzhen 518055, China

Received 9 January 2012; Accepted 29 February 2012

Academic Editor: Manickavachagam Muruganandham

Copyright © 2012 Qian Zhang et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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