A simple UV-ozone surface treatment to enhance photocatalytic performance of TiO 2 loaded polymer nanofiber membranes
KAUST DepartmentPhysical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Division
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Laboratory for Carbon Nanostructures, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
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AbstractHomogeneously dispersed titanium dioxide loaded polyacrylonitrile nanofiber membranes with increased active mass loading, Ti3+ surface defects and hydrophilicity were fabricated by combining electrospinning and UV-ozone surface treatment. The photocatalytic activity improved by a factor of ∼2 and the kinetics of photodegradation switched from pseudo-first order to pseudo-second order with increasing TiO2 content with a maximum rate constant of 20.7 h-1. © The Royal Society of Chemistry 2016.
CitationDilpazir S, Usman M, Rasul S, Arshad SN (2016) A simple UV-ozone surface treatment to enhance photocatalytic performance of TiO 2 loaded polymer nanofiber membranes . RSC Adv 6: 14751–14755. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c5ra22903k.
PublisherRoyal Society of Chemistry (RSC)