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Author Liu, Chen ♦ Li, Youji ♦ Xu, Peng ♦ Li, Ming ♦ Huo, Pingxiang
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Language English
Subject Keyword MATERIALS SCIENCE ♦ CARBON DIOXIDE ♦ CARBON NANOTUBES ♦ CHARGE CARRIERS ♦ COMPOSITE MATERIALS ♦ DEPOSITION ♦ ELECTRONS ♦ IRRADIATION ♦ LIQUID CRYSTALS ♦ PERFORMANCE ♦ PHENOL ♦ PHOTOCATALYSIS ♦ TITANIUM ♦ TITANIUM OXIDES ♦ TRANSMISSION ELECTRON MICROSCOPY ♦ VISIBLE RADIATION
Abstract Graphical abstract: We investigate the influence of mesoporous titania content upon the visible-light driven photocatalytic performance of MPT/MWCNTs in phenol degradation. - Highlights: • MPT/MWCNTs were fabricated by liquid-crystal template in supercritical CO{sub 2}. • MPT/MWCNTs show high visible-light driven photoactivity for phenol degradation. • MPT/MWCNTs also show high reusable photoactivity under visible irradiation. • MPT content can control visible-light driven photoactivity of MPT/MWCNTs. • MPT is not easily broken away from from MPT/MWCNT composites. - Abstract: Mesoporous titania (MPT) was deposited onto multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) by deposition of titanium sol containing liquid-crystal template with assistant of supercritical CO{sub 2}. The products were characterized with various analytical techniques to determine their structural, morphological, optical absorption and photocatalytic properties. The results indicate that in photocatalytic degradation of phenol under visible light, the mixtures or composites of MPT and MWCNT show the high efficiency because of synergies between absorbing visible light, releasing electrons and facilitating transfer of charge carriers of MWCNTs and providing activated centers of MPT. Because of the mutual constraint between MPT and MWCNTs on the photocatalytic efficiency, the optimal loading of MPT in MPT/MWCNT-3 for phenol degradation is 48%. Because the intimate contact between MWCNTs and MPT is more beneficial to electron transformation, photoactivity of mixture is lower than that of composites with high reusable performance. The optimum conditions of phenol degradation were obtained.
ISSN 00255408
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2014-12-15
Publisher Place United States
Journal Materials Research Bulletin
Volume Number 60


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