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Immobilisation of TiO2 powder for the treatment of polluted water

Byrne, JA, Eggins, BR, Brown, NMD, McKinney, B and Rouse, M (1998) Immobilisation of TiO2 powder for the treatment of polluted water. APPLIED CATALYSIS B-ENVIRONMENTAL, 17 (1-2). pp. 25-36. [Journal article]

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TiO2 powder was immobilised on solid support substrates (stainless steel, titanium alloy, titanium metal, and tin oxide coated glass) using electrophoretic coating and spray coating. Electrochemical anodisation of titanium metal was also carried out to give a thin film of TiO2 on the surface. The coated substrates were annealed in air at elevated temperatures to improve the adhesion of the catalyst to the supporting substrates. The photocatalytic efficiency of the TiO2 coatings was compared using the degradation of phenol in aqueous solution as a standard test system. In the case of the powder derived films, the photocatalytic efficiency was found not to be markedly dependent upon either the substrate used or the annealing temperature employed in the coating process. Surface analysis of the immobilised TiO2 showed no significant differences in the elemental composition or in band gap energies. The electrophoretic coating method was found to be the most reproducible resulting in highly fractured thick films with high photocatalytic activity. (C) 1998 Elsevier Science B.V.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:titanium dioxide; immobilisation; photocatalysis; water treatment
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:5358
Deposited By: Professor John Byrne
Deposited On:18 Jan 2010 12:00
Last Modified:18 Aug 2011 10:15

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