Decoration of titania nanofibres with anatase nanoparticles as efficient photocatalysts for decomposing pesticides and phenols

Paul, Blain, Locke, Ashley J., Martens, Wayde N., & Frost, Ray L. (2012) Decoration of titania nanofibres with anatase nanoparticles as efficient photocatalysts for decomposing pesticides and phenols. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 386(1), pp. 66-72.

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Using a series of partial phase transitions, an effective photocatalyst with fibril morphology was prepared. The catalytic activities of these materials were tested against phenol and herbicide in water. Both H-titanate and TiO2-(B) fibres decorated with anatase nanocrystals were studied. It was found that anatase coated TiO2-(B) fibres prepared by a 45 h hydrothermal treatment followed by calcination were not only superior photocatalysts but could also be readily separated from the slurry after photocatalytic reactions due to its fibril morphology.

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ID Code: 58134
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Photocatalytic activity, Mixed-phase titania nanofibres, Decomposition of pesticides and phenols, Removal of pesticides from the environment
DOI: 10.1016/j.jcis.2012.07.069
ISSN: 00219797
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > CHEMICAL SCIENCE (030000) > PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY (INCL. STRUCTURAL) (030600) > Structural Chemistry and Spectroscopy (030606)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: � 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Deposited On: 13 Mar 2013 01:00
Last Modified: 24 Aug 2016 00:10

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