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TiO2 microcrystallized glass plate mediated photocatalytic degradation of estrogenic pollutant in water

Kushwaha, HS and Parmesh, Gadige and Vaish, Rahul and Varma, KBR (2015) TiO2 microcrystallized glass plate mediated photocatalytic degradation of estrogenic pollutant in water. In: JOURNAL OF NON-CRYSTALLINE SOLIDS, 408 . pp. 13-17.

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Photocatalytic degradation of estriol (E3) in an aqueous medium was investigated in the presence of TiO2 microcrystallized glass plates. To begin with, transparent glasses associated with the composition 0.4BaO-0.4TiO(2)-B2O3 (BTBO) were fabricated by the conventional melt-quench technique and subsequently subjected to controlled heat treatment at an appropriate temperature to grow anatase TiO2 microcrystals in the glass matrix. The fabricated samples were subjected to differential scanning calorimetry. X-ray diffraction and scanning electron microscopy to obtain thermal, structural and microstructural details. The photocatalytic activity of glass samples for estriol degradation was monitored by fluorescence spectroscopy. The limit of detection for estriol using fluorescence spectroscopy was analyzed. The results showed that microcrystallized TiO2 glass composites have more photocatalytic activity than as quenched glass. The degradation rate coefficient of microcrystallized TiO2 glass composite (334.54 min(-1) m(-2)) was found to be ten times larger than that of the as-quenched BTBO glasses (37.74 min(-1) m(-2)) implying that the anatase phase of TiO2 in BTBO glasses was responsible for high photocatalytic activity of estriol degradation. (c) 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copy right for this article belongs to the ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV, PO BOX 211, 1000 AE AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS
Keywords: Estriol degradation; Photocatalysis; TiO2 microcrystal glass composites; Fluorescence spectroscopy
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Materials Research Centre
Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2015 05:30
Last Modified: 06 Jul 2015 05:30
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/51789

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