Within the scientific activities of the Department of Chemical Engineering, the Chemical Engineering Department discusses a M.Sc. Dissertation entitled (Improving TiO2 Photocatalysts for Degradation of Toxic Organics from aqueous solution Using Solar Reactor) on Thursday, 28/12/2023. The M.Sc. Dissertation for the student Rahma Dawoud Salman included:
(This thesis aimed to modify titanium dioxide particles with copper, iron, and carbon in new proposed ways. These modified catalysts manufactured were characterized using (FTIR, EDS, and SEM) techniques, and then these modified photocatalysts were used in the process of heterogeneous photocatalysis by coating on a fixed aluminum substrate for removing phenol and furfural using an adhesive (varnish). The effect of several variables was studied, such as the initial concentration of pollutants, the pH of the solution, the catalyst loading percentage, and the intensity of lighting. The results showed that the best removal percentage for phenol was 95.2% in the acidic environment and 96.63% for furfural in the basic environment at a time of 120 minutes)
The discussion committee consisted of Prof. Dr. Asawer Abdulrasool Kwae, chairman, Asst. Prof. Dr. Alyaa khadhier mageed, member, Asst. Prof. Dr. Ammar Arab Beday, member, and under the supervision of both Prof. Dr. Zainab yousif shnain and Prof. Dr. Muhammad Fadel Abd. As well as the scientific evaluation of the dissertation was done by Prof. Dr. Ali Hussein Abbar from the University of Baghdad and Prof. Dr. Kazem Matar Shabib from the University of Technology, and linguistically by Asst. Prof. Dr. Farooq Ahmed Mehdi from the University of Technology.