Hazra Chowdhury, Ipsita and Ghosh, Sourav and Naskar, Milan Kanti (2016) Aqueous-based synthesis of mesoporous TiO2 and Ag-TiO2 nanopowders for efficient photodegradation of methylene blue. Ceramics International, 42 (2, A). pp. 2488-2496. ISSN 0272-8842

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Mesoporous anatase TiO2 was synthesized by a hydrothermal method at 180 degrees C/24 h using titanium (IV) oxysulfate (TIOS), urea and sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS) under aqueous medium. The Ag nanoparticle doped anatase TiO2 (Ag-TiO2) was prepared by an impregnation method using water dispersible Ag obtained from green carambola extract at room temperature. The particles were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), therm gravimetric (TG) and differential thermal analysis (DTA), Raman spectroscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), N-2 adsorption-desorption study, and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The photocatalytic degradation of methylene blue (MB) was studied in the presence of TiO2 and Ag TiO2 particles under UV and visible light. The initial enhancement of MB dye degradation in the presence of Ag TiO2 was due to its ability to trap electrons inhibiting electron hole recombination. Pure anatase TiO2 having higher surface area and pore volume also influenced predominantly in reducing the recombination of electrons holes pair, reflecting higher efficiency for photodegradation of MB after a certain period of exposed time. (C) 2015 Elsevier Ltd and Techna Group S.r.l. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Engineering Materials
Divisions: Sol Gel
Depositing User: Bidhan Chaudhuri
Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2016 06:26
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2016 06:26
URI: http://cgcri.csircentral.net/id/eprint/3655

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