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Photocatalytic activity of TiO2 nanomaterials for methylene blue dye degradation
Author(s): Deuk Yong Lee; Siwon Son; Min-Seok Jeon; Myung-Hyun Lee; Bae-Yeon Kim
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Paper Abstract

TiO2 nanomaterials were prepared by a sol-gel derived electrospinning, calcination from 500°C to 650°C, and subsequent mechanical grinding to investigate the effect of calcination temperature on crystal structure, crystallinity, and photocatalytic activity of methylene blue (MB). XRD results indicated that TiO2 nanorods calcined at 500°C is composed of anatase TiO2 only. However, mixed crystals of anatase and rutile were observed for TiO2 calcined above 550°C. Higher MB degradation was found for the TiO2 nanorods calcined at 550°C probably due to the mixed crystals and larger surface area. However, the improved photocatalytic activity was achieved for TiO2 nanotube due to the synergic combinations of mixed crystals, larger specific surface area, and light trapping effect.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 April 2016
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 9798, Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) 2016, 97982N (15 April 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2217884
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Deuk Yong Lee, Daelim Univ. (Korea, Republic of)
Siwon Son, Daelim Univ. (Korea, Republic of)
Min-Seok Jeon, Korea Testing Lab. (Korea, Republic of)
Myung-Hyun Lee, Korea Institute of Ceramic Engineering and Technology (Korea, Republic of)
Bae-Yeon Kim, Incheon National Univ. (Korea, Republic of)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9798:
Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) 2016
Yoseph Bar-Cohen; Frédéric Vidal, Editor(s)

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