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Journal of Nanomaterials
Volume 2015, Article ID 565849, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/565849
Research Article

The Photocatalytic Activity of TiO2-Zeolite Composite for Degradation of Dye Using Synthetic UV and Jeddah Sunlight

1Chemistry Department, King Abdulaziz University, P.O. Box 42805, Jeddah 21551, Saudi Arabia
2Physical Chemistry Department, National Research Centre, Cairo, Egypt

Received 13 August 2014; Revised 10 October 2014; Accepted 15 October 2014

Academic Editor: Shijun Liao

Copyright © 2015 Laila M. Al-Harbi 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.

Abstract

In this research different composites of impregnated TiO2 with LTA or FAU zeolites were used as different weight% ratio for photodegradation of organic dye. Normal laboratory UV-lamps were used as a source of UV irradiation. In addition a setup of system of mirrors was used to collect real Jeddah sunlight. A comparison of UV and real sunlight photodegradation activity showed that the real sunlight enhances new centers of active sites exhibiting higher catalytic activity than that of UV irradiated samples.