A simple UV-ozone surface treatment to enhance photocatalytic performance of TiO2 loaded polymer nanofiber membranes

Dilpazir, S., Usman, M., Rasul, Shahid and Arshad, S. N. (2016) A simple UV-ozone surface treatment to enhance photocatalytic performance of TiO2 loaded polymer nanofiber membranes. RSC Advances, 6 (18). pp. 14751-14755. ISSN 2046-2069

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1039/c5ra22903k

Abstract

Homogeneously 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.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: J500 Materials Technology not otherwise specified
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mechanical and Construction Engineering
Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2019 14:53
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2019 10:22
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/38767

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