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Photocatalytic Activity of Microwave Plasma-Synthesized TiO2 Nanopowder

Kumar, Mahendra S and Deshpande, Parag A and Krishnamurthi, M and Krupashankara, MS and Madras, Giridhar (2010) Photocatalytic Activity of Microwave Plasma-Synthesized TiO2 Nanopowder. In: Plasma Chemistry and Plasma Processing, 30 (4). pp. 461-470.

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Nanocrystalline TiO2 was synthesized using the microwave plasma technique and characterized using X-ray diffraction, transmission electron microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, laser particle size analyzer, UV-vis spectroscopy and BET surface area analyzer. The synthesized TiO2 powder crystallized in anatase phase and the crystallite sizes were in nanometers. The photocatalytic activity of the compound was determined and compared against the activity of the commercial Degussa P-25 TiO2 catalyst. The degradation rates of the dyes were found to be higher over the synthesized TiO2 as compared to that over commercial Degussa P-25 TiO2.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Plasma Chemistry and Plasma Processing
Publisher: Springer
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Springer.
Keywords: Microwave plasma synthesis;Photocatalysis;Dye degradation; Nanopowders.
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Chemical Engineering
Date Deposited: 09 Aug 2010 07:11
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 06:13
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/31027

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