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dc.titleHighly 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
dc.contributor.authorHan, H.
dc.contributor.authorBai, R.
dc.date.accessioned2014-10-08T08:32:28Z
dc.date.available2014-10-08T08:32:28Z
dc.date.issued2010
dc.identifier.citationHan, 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
dc.identifier.issn13835866
dc.identifier.urihttp://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/87518
dc.description.abstractDifferent 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.
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dc.sourceScopus
dc.subjectBuoyant photocatalysts
dc.subjectLayered rutile and anatase TiO2
dc.subjectMethyl orange dye degradation
dc.subjectPolypropylene substrate
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentDIVISION OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & ENGG
dc.description.doi10.1016/j.seppur.2010.03.017
dc.description.sourcetitleSeparation and Purification Technology
dc.description.volume73
dc.description.issue2
dc.description.page142-150
dc.description.codenSPUTF
dc.identifier.isiut000279236300009
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