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Preparation and Catalytic Activity of TiO2-AC material for Photodegradation of Malachite Green under Direct Solar Radiation


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International Journal for Innovative Research in Science & Technology
Volume 1 Issue - 12
Year of Publication : 2015
Authors : T. Chandrasekaran ; A. Arunkumar

BibTeX:

@article{IJIRSTV1I12014,
     title={Preparation and Catalytic Activity of TiO2-AC material for Photodegradation of Malachite Green under Direct Solar Radiation},
     author={T. Chandrasekaran and A. Arunkumar},
     journal={International Journal for Innovative Research in Science & Technology},
     volume={1},
     number={12},
     pages={7--12},
     year={},
     url={http://www.ijirst.org/articles/IJIRSTV1I12014.pdf},
     publisher={IJIRST (International Journal for Innovative Research in Science & Technology)},
}



Abstract:

An attempt was made to investigate the potential of TiO2-AC material as an alternative low cost adsorbent for the removal of MG from aqueous solution. TiO2-AC composite material was prepared by refluxing activated carbon and TiO2 at 60ºC for 12hours. It found that the prepared TiO2-AC composite exhibits an enhanced photocatalytic activity for MG degradation under visible light irradiation and its photo catalysis efficiency was analyzed in specific 618 nm λmax using a UV–vis spectrophotometer. The reaction was performed at 60, 80,100 ppm solution at 15 min interval of time. The surface morphology and functional group present in the TiO2-AC material was characterized by using SEM, FT-IR and XRD. The result reveals that the TiO2-AC structure consists of irregular aggregates with rough surfaces and high photodegradation activities of TiO2-AC on MG solutions are found to be at 60ppm.


Keywords:

TiO2-AC, MG, SEM, FT-IR, XRD


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