Degradation of bromophenol blue molecule during argon plasma jet irradiation

Ziba Matinzadeh*, Farhad Shahgoli, Hamed Abbasi, Mahmood Ghoranneviss, Mohammad Kazem Salem

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The aim of this paper is to study degradation of a bromophenol blue molecule (C19H10Br4O5S) using direct irradiation of cold atmospheric argon plasma jet. The pH of the bromophenol blue solution has been measured as well as its absorbance spectra and conductivity before and after the irradiation of non-thermal plasma jet in various time durations. The results indicated that the lengths of conjugated systems in the molecular structure of bromophenol blue decreased, and that the bromophenol blue solution was decolorized as a result of the decomposition of bromophenol blue. This result shows that non-thermal plasma jet irradiation is capable of decomposing, and can also be used for water purification.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)97-102
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Theoretical and Applied Physics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2017
Externally publishedYes

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