A relationship between the local structure and the visible-light activated photocatalytic effect was investigated in the glass and glass ceramics prepared by recycling waste slag, which was discharged from a Tokyo Household Garbage Combustion Plant. For the preparation of a homogeneous sample of waste slag recycled glass, (WSRG), 10 wt% of Na2CO3 and 10-50 wt% of Fe2O3 were added. 57Fe-Mössbauer spectra of WSRG recorded at liquid nitrogen temperature showed three types of magnetic hfs; one due to FeII(Oh) with δ of 1.21 mm s-1 and Hint of 46.7 T, one due to FeIII(Oh) with δ of 0.46 mm s-1 and Hint of 44.1 T, and the other due to FeIII(Td) with δ of 0.38 mm s-1 and Hint of 47.8 T. They were superimposed on a relaxation spectrum due to superparamagnetic hematite. Methylene blue (MB) degradation test with 40 mg of the heat treated WSRG (50 wt% Fe2O3), under the visible-light irradiation for 6 h showed a marked decrease in the concentration of MB from 20 to 7.7 μmol L-1 with a rate constant (k) of 2.7×10-3 min-1 which was close to the k, 9.26×10-3 min- 1, recently obtained in 15Na2O·15CaO·40Fe2O3· 11Al2O3·19SiO2 glass.
- Mössbauer spectroscopy
- Visible-light activated photocatalytic effect
- Waste slag recycled glass
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- Chemical Engineering(all)