Preparation and characterization of attapulgite/TiO2-xN y for a visible light responsive photocatalyst

P. Zhang, S. Yin, H. Tanaka, T. Sato

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A natural mineral attapulgite was employed as a carrier of TiO2-xNy nanopaticles photocatalytst. The attapulgite/TiO2-xNy composites were prepared by soft grinding after hydrothermal synthesis of TiO2-xNy nanoparticles at 250°C for 10 min. The photocatalytic activities of the samples were evaluated for the oxidative destruction of NO. The composites showed excellent photocatalytic activity under both UV and visible light irradiation, where attapulgite/70 wt.% TiO2-xNy composites showed the best performance for NO destruction.

Original languageEnglish
Article number172006
JournalIOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering
Issue numberSYMPOSIUM 11
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event3rd International Congress on Ceramics, ICC 2011 - Osaka, Japan
Duration: 2010 Nov 142010 Nov 18

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)

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