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International Journal of Photoenergy
Volume 2014, Article ID 429312, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/429312
Research Article

Adsorption Equilibrium and Kinetics of Gardenia Blue on Photoelectrode for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells

1Department of Environmental Engineering, Chonnam National University, Gwangju 500-757, Republic of Korea
2Research Institute of Advanced Engineering Technology, Chosun University, Gwangju 501-759, Republic of Korea
3Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Chosun University, Gwangju 501-759, Republic of Korea
4School of Applied Chemical Engineering, Chonnam National University, Gwangju 500-757, Republic of Korea

Received 26 February 2014; Accepted 8 April 2014; Published 29 April 2014

Academic Editor: Roel van De Krol

Copyright © 2014 Tae-Young Kim 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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