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Comparative Statistical Analysis of Photocatalytic Degradation of Reactive Yellow 145 Dye Using Response Surface Methodology and Artificial Neural Network

Author(s): Karchiyappan T

The aim of this research was to analyze the operating parameters in photocatalysis process such as initial pH, dye concentration (reactive yellow 145), irradiation time and catalyst (TiO2) loading for the degradation of reactive yellow 145 dye. The rate coefficient (k=0.0522 min-1) of degradation, follows the pseudo-first-order kinetics. Four factors three levels, Box-Behnken response surface design (BBD) was employed in RSM (Response Surface methodology), whereas multi-layer feed-forward was employed in ANN (Artificial neural network). Optimum operating conditions (97% removal) was determined in initial pH of 6, dye concentration of 0.005 M, irradiation time of 40 min and catalyst loading of 0.08 g. Also, the degradation was confirmed by UV Spectra.

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