Visible-Light Photodegradation of Diisopropanolamine using Bimetallic Cu-Fe/TiO2 photocatalyst

Ramli, Raihan Mahirah and Chong, Fai Kait and Omar, Abdul Aziz (2014) Visible-Light Photodegradation of Diisopropanolamine using Bimetallic Cu-Fe/TiO2 photocatalyst. Advanced Materials Research, 845 . pp. 421-425. ISSN 1662-8985



Titania nanoparticles, TiO2 were synthesized via microemulsion method prior to monometallic (Fe, Cu) or bimetallic (Cu−Fe) incorporation using wet impregnation method. The prepared photocatalysts were characterized using X-ray diffraction, field emission scanning electron microscopy, diffuse reflectance UV-Vis spectroscopy and point of zero charge. The addition of metals, especially Cu enhanced the absorbance in the visible region. The lowest band gap was observed for the bimetallic Cu-Fe/TiO2 (2.77 eV) compared to bare TiO2 (3.05 eV). The performance of the photocatalysts for photodegradation of diisopropanolamine (DIPA) at pH 8 was determined using a batch glass reactor under simulated sunlight (980 W/m2). The best performance was displayed by Cu-Fe/TiO2 with the highest DIPA removal of 92%.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Q Science > QD Chemistry
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Academic Subject One:Photocatalysis
Academic Subject Two:Titania
Academic Subject Three:Copper-iron
Departments / MOR / COE:Research Institutes > Institute for Autonomous Systems
ID Code:11212
Deposited By: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Fai Kait Chong
Deposited On:21 Apr 2014 04:56
Last Modified:21 Apr 2014 04:56

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