Although the TiO2 is one of the most promising materials for its photocatalytic potential related to the pollution abatement, it strongly suffers from the low photocatalytic activity if it is used under visible light and not under UV light. Among the various possible modifications, the surface decoration with metal or metal oxides NPs can be a good strategy to increase the potential of TiO2 in the visible range. In this paper, a sonochemical method that exploits the use of high-energy ultrasounds is suggested to obtain this surface decoration. The support is a commercial and micrometric TiO2, cheaper and easier to handling than the nanometric P25. Samples were tested on the photodegradation of toluene and acetone in a gas phase system, using both the UV and LED lamp.
Surface decoration of commercial micro-sized TiO2 by means of high energy ultrasound : a way to enhance its photocatalytic activity under visible light / M. Stucchi, C.L. Bianchi, C. Pirola, S. Vitali, G. Cerrato, S. Morandi, C. Argirusis, G. Sourkouni, P.M. Sakkas, V. Capucci. - In: APPLIED CATALYSIS. B, ENVIRONMENTAL. - ISSN 0926-3373. - 178(2015), pp. 124-132.
|Titolo:||Surface decoration of commercial micro-sized TiO2 by means of high energy ultrasound : a way to enhance its photocatalytic activity under visible light|
|Parole Chiave:||photocatalytic activity; TiO2; visible light|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore CHIM/04 - Chimica Industriale|
Settore ING-IND/25 - Impianti Chimici
|Data di pubblicazione:||2015|
|Data ahead of print / Data di stampa:||2014|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apcatb.2014.10.004|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|