DEVELOPMENT OF CARBON NANOTUBE AS HIGHLY ACTIVE PHOTOCATATLYTIC ADSORBENT FOR TREATMENT OF ACID RED 88 DYE
Journal: Water Conservation and Management (WCM)
Author: Tomoki Sugiyama, Ahmed H. A. Dabwan, Mai Furukawa, ikki Tateishi, Hideyuki Katsumata, Satoshi Kaneco
Print ISSN : 2523-5664
Online ISSN : 2523-5672
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In recent years, photocatalysts have been used in various fields, and are particularly attracting attention in the fields of environment, medicine, and agriculture. A large number of catalytic active sites are required to produce a more efficient photocatalyst, and for that purpose, a large specific surface area is desired. Therefore, in this study, in order to develop a highly active photocatalytic material, the outer diameter of titanium oxide nanotubes was controlled by a template synthesis method using carbon nanotubes with different outer diameters to increase the specific surface area. Characterization was carried out by using diffent analytical instruments such as UV-Spectrophotomoter, XRD, SEM, TEM, BET. Results show using titanium oxide nanotubes with a smaller outer diameter tended to have higher photocatalytic activity (almost complete degradation was obtained when 10-20nm was used).