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Efficient NO Photodegradation of Hydrothermally Synthesized TiO2 Nanotubes under Visible Light

Bui Dai Phat 1, Tran Hong Huy 1, Cao Minh Thi 2, Pham Van Viet 1

Abstract

In this study, TiO2 nanotubes (TNTs) were synthesized via a hydrothermal process and characterized by high-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HR-TEM) images, selected area electron diffraction (SAED) pattern, and photoluminescence (PL) analysis. The NO removal photocatalytic activity of the hydrothermally synthesizedTNTs was surveyed systematically. The hydrothermally synthesizedTNTs have shown an efficient NO photodegradation which is approximately 4 times higher than that of P25 and an excellent photostability under visible light after 5 cycles. Furthermore, reactive radicals mainly involved in the photocatalytic reaction were identified by electron spin resonance (ESR) study, leading to a better understanding of the photocatalytic mechanism of the hydrothermally synthesized TNTs. 


Keywords

TiO2 nanotubes; NO removal; Photocatalysis; Trapping; ESR

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18063/msmr.v2i2.636
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