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Nitrogen and copper doped solar light active TiO2 photocatalysts for water decontamination

Fisher, Mike B., Keane, Donal A., Fernandez Ibanez, P, Colreavy, John, Hinder, Steven J., McGuigan, Kevin G. and Pillai, Suresh C. (2012) Nitrogen and copper doped solar light active TiO2 photocatalysts for water decontamination. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 130-13 . pp. 8-13. [Journal article]

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URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apcatb.2012.10.013

DOI: 10.1016/j.apcatb.2012.10.013


A novel class of photocatalytic coating capable of degrading bacterial and chemical contaminants in the presence of visible sunlight wavelengths was produced by depositing a stable photocatalytic TiO2 film on the internal lumen of glass bottles via a sol–gel method. This coating was prepared in either undoped form or doped with nitrogen and/or copper to produce visible light-active TiO2 films which were annealed at 600 ◦ C and were characterized by Raman and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. The presence of doped and undoped TiO2 films was found to accelerate the degradation of methylene blue in the presence of natural sunlight, while copper-doped TiO2 films were found to accelerate bacterial inactivation (of Escherichia coli and Enterococcus faecalis) in the presence of natural sunlight.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:Sunlight Visible light Titanium dioxide Photocatalysis Thin film Emerging pollutants SODIS Disinfection Bacterial deactivation Contamination Visible light Depollution Anatase
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Computing & Engineering
Faculty of Computing & Engineering > School of Engineering
Research Institutes and Groups:Engineering Research Institute
Engineering Research Institute > Nanotechnology & Integrated BioEngineering Centre (NIBEC)
ID Code:37009
Deposited By: Dr Pilar Fernandez-Ibanez
Deposited On:13 Mar 2017 13:46
Last Modified:17 Oct 2017 16:27

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