Photocatalytic performance of TiO2-zeolite templated carbon composites in organic contaminant degradation

Waleeporn Donphai, Takashi Kamegawa, Metta Chareonpanich, Khanin Nueangnoraj, Hirotomo Nishihara, Takashi Kyotani, Hiromi Yamashita

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    TiO2 composites with zeolite templated carbon (TiO2-ZTC) and activated carbon (TiO2-AC) were prepared and used as the photocatalysts for comparative studies with pure TiO2. TiO2-ZTC exhibited the highest rate of methylene blue degradation with a rate approximately 4 and 400 times higher than those of TiO2-AC and pure TiO2, respectively. Moreover, the highest catalytic performance of TiO2-ZTC in gas-phase degradation of acetone was approximately 1.1 and 12.9 times higher than TiO2-AC and pure TiO2, respectively. These outstanding performances could be attributed to high surface area, pore volume, and hydrophobic surface properties, leading to improvement in the adsorption properties of organic molecules.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)25004-25007
    Number of pages4
    JournalPhysical Chemistry Chemical Physics
    Issue number45
    Publication statusPublished - 2014 Oct 22

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Physics and Astronomy(all)
    • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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