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pho·to·de·grad·a·ble

 (fō′tō-dĭ-grā′də-bəl)
adj.
Capable of being chemically broken down by light: photodegradable plastic.
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photodegradable

(ˌfəʊtəʊdɪˈɡreɪdəbəl)
adj
(Environmental Science) (of plastic) capable of being decomposed by prolonged exposure to light
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pho•to•de•grad•a•ble

(ˌfoʊ toʊ dɪˈgreɪ də bəl)

adj.
(of a substance) capable of being broken down by light.
[1970–75]
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pho·to·de·grad·a·ble

(fō′tō-dĭ-grā′də-bəl)
Capable of being chemically decomposed by light. For example, photodegradable plastic becomes brittle and breaks into smaller pieces when exposed to sunlight, helping reduce litter and environmental damage.
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For photodegradation studies, 100 ppm stock solution of CV was prepared in milli Q water.
According to previous studies, the kinetics of RhB photodegradation using [Ag.sub.2]Mo[O.sub.4]/ZnO as photocatalysts can be ascribed to a pseudo-second-order reaction (Figure 3(b)).
Photodegradation of phenol was used as a model reaction to test the photocatalytic activity of the ZnO products.
Therefore, complete mineralization of the contaminant molecules should be targeted, and catalytic photodegradation needs to be considered for future water purification strategies.
With the study of the thermal behavior of the obtained hydrotalcites, the optimum activation temperature was found, which corresponds to 500[degrees]C, to guarantee that the solid is in the catalytically active phase for the photodegradation process in the form of metallic oxides.
The percentages of photodegradation under sunlight in 48[degrees]C with ZnO were illustrated in Figure 4.
Furthermore, [In.sub.2][S.sub.3] shows property of high photosensitivity and photoconductivity, stable chemical and physical characteristics, and low toxicity; it has great potential for visible-light-driven photodegradation of pollutants [9,10].
where [C.sub.0] is the initial dye concentration and [C.sub.e] is the concentration of dye after photodegradation (mg/L).
The photodegradation percentage was calculated by the following expression:
To prevent the photodegradation of plastics, UV absorbers are used in combination with HALS.
The application of this treatment process was more favourable in the photodegradation of DDT compared to lindane which resulted 73-87% and 36-68% of removal respectively.