Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.seppur.2010.03.017
Title: Highly effective buoyant photocatalyst prepared with a novel layered-TiO2 configuration on polypropylene fabric and the degradation performance for methyl orange dye under UV-Vis and Vis lights
Authors: Han, H.
Bai, R. 
Keywords: Buoyant photocatalysts
Layered rutile and anatase TiO2
Methyl orange dye degradation
Polypropylene substrate
Issue Date: 2010
Citation: Han, H., Bai, R. (2010). Highly effective buoyant photocatalyst prepared with a novel layered-TiO2 configuration on polypropylene fabric and the degradation performance for methyl orange dye under UV-Vis and Vis lights. Separation and Purification Technology 73 (2) : 142-150. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.seppur.2010.03.017
Abstract: Different layers of TiO2 were immobilized on polypropylene fabric (PPF) to obtain highly active buoyant photocatalysts. The prepared photocatalysts were examined for the degradation of methyl orange (MO) dye under UV and visible lights. To increase the loading rate of TiO2, a rutile TiO2 layer was first immobilized onto PPF, followed by another anatase TiO2 layer on the top (denoted as 'R + A'). In comparison with PPF immobilized with one layer of anatase TiO2 (denoted as 'A'), or two layers of anatase TiO2 (denoted as 'A + A') or even three layers of anatase TiO2 (denoted as 'A + A + A'), the 'R + A' approach achieved the highest loading of 116 g TiO2 per square meter PPF, being as much as about 1.5-2.3 times of those immobilized by other approaches. All the prepared photocatalysts were buoyant and the 'R + A' photocatalyst appeared to be the most active one for both UV and visible lights. Under an artificial light source (with UV 48 W/m2 and visible light 178 W/m2), MO dye, though usually difficult to be degraded by other methods, was found to be completely degraded within 2 h by the 'R + A' photocatalyst (at an initial MO dye concentration of 15 mg/L). High performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) analysis indicated that the MO dye degradation under UV or visible light possibly followed different degradation pathways in the catalytic reactions. © 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Source Title: Separation and Purification Technology
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/87518
ISSN: 13835866
DOI: 10.1016/j.seppur.2010.03.017
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