Study Results from China University of Mining and Technology Provide New Insights into Photocatalytics [Characterizations of nano-TiO2/diatomite composites and their photocatalytic reduction of aqueous Cr (VI)]
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Science Letter -- Investigators publish new report on Photocatalytics. According to news originating from Beijing, People's Republic of China, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "In this paper, the TiO2 nanoparticles were immobilized on diatomite (DIA) via a typical hydrolysis precipitation process using TiCl4 as precursor. The as-prepared composites were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS)."
Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the China University of Mining and Technology, "TiO2 nanoparticles with the average grain size of around 7-14 nm were well deposited on the surface of diatomite. The photocatalytic activity toward the reduction of aqueous Cr (VI) was demonstrated under UV light. The influence of initial pH values, catalyst amount, illumination intensity and initial concentration of Cr (VI) on photocatalytic reduction of Cr (VI) were investigated. Compared with the commercial TiO2 (P25, Degussa), the TiO2/DIA composites had better reactive activity because of their relatively higher adsorption capacity."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Furthermore, the prepared photocatalyst exhibited relatively good photocatalytic stability depending on the reusability tests."
For more information on this research see: Characterizations of nano-TiO2/diatomite composites and their photocatalytic reduction of aqueous Cr (VI). Applied Surface Science, 2014;311():369-376. Applied Surface Science can be contacted at: Elsevier Science Bv, PO Box 211, 1000 Ae Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Elsevier - www.elsevier.com; Applied Surface Science - www.elsevier.com/wps/product/cws_home/505669)
The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from Q. Sun, China Univ Min & Technol Beijing, Sch Chem & Environm Engn, Beijing 100083, People's Republic of China. Additional authors for this research include H. Li, S.L. Zheng and Z.M. Sun (see also Photocatalytics).
Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Beijing, Nanoparticle, Photocatalyst, Nanotechnology, Emerging Technologies, People's Republic of China
Our reports deliver fact-based news of research and discoveries from around the world. Copyright 2014, NewsRx LLC