Effect of Particle Addition on Ultrasonic Degradation Reaction Rate


The ultrasonic degradation of methylene blue at a frequency of 490 kHz was carried out in the absence and presence of TiO2 or Al2O3 particle, and the effects of amounts of particle on the enhancement of degradation rate constant estimated by assuming first-order-kinetics were investigated. The degradation reaction was enhanced by particle addition, and the apparent degradation rate constant is proportional to the increase in amount of particle. In addition, the constant of proportionality is not influenced by degraded material and ultrasonic frequency. However, particle type influences the constant of proportionality, and the value of TiO2 particle is about 6 times as large as that of Al2O3 particle.

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Kobayashi, D. , Shimakage, K. , Honma, C. , Matsumoto, H. , Otake, K. and Shono, A. (2015) Effect of Particle Addition on Ultrasonic Degradation Reaction Rate. Open Journal of Acoustics, 5, 67-72. doi: 10.4236/oja.2015.53006.

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