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Title: Fabrication of solar light induced Fe-TiO{sub 2} immobilized on glass-fiber and application for phenol photocatalytic degradation

Graphical abstract: - Highlights: • Fe-doped TiO{sub 2} immobilized on glass-fiber net were prepared by sol–gel method. • Fe inhibited the phase transition of TiO{sub 2} from anatase to rutile. • The optimal Fe doping dose was around 0.005 wt%. • The optimal calcination temperature was around 600 °C. - Abstract: Iron-doped anatase titanium dioxide catalysts coated on glass-fiber were successfully synthesized by a dip-coating sol–gel method. The prepared catalysts were characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) with energy dispersive X-ray (EDX) analysis, X-ray diffraction (XRD), UV-Vis diffuse reflectance spectroscopy to understand the synthesis mechanism, and their photocatalytic activities were evaluated by photodegradation of phenol under simulated solar irradiation. EDX analysis confirmed the existence of iron in the immobilized catalysts. XRD suggested that the phase transition of the catalysts from anatase to rutile were restrained, and almost pure anatase TiO{sub 2} could retain even the calcination temperature reached 800 °C. The UV-Vis diffuse reflectance spectroscopy of the catalysts showed a red shift and increased photoabsorbance in the visible range for all the doped samples. Iron loading and calcination temperature have obvious influences on photocatalytic activity. In this study, the optimal doping dose and calcination temperature were around 0.005 wt% andmore » 600 °C, respectively.« less
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ; ; ;  [1]
  1. School of Civil Engineering, Nanjing Forestry University, Nanjing, Jiangsu Province 210037 (China)
  2. School of Applied Sciences and Engineering, Monash University Gippsland Campus, Churchill, Victoria 3842 (Australia)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22285191
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Materials Research Bulletin; Journal Volume: 48; Journal Issue: 11; Other Information: Copyright (c) 2013 Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam, The Netherlands, All rights reserved.; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; CALCINATION; CATALYSTS; DOPED MATERIALS; FIBERGLASS; PHASE TRANSFORMATIONS; PHENOL; PHOTOCATALYSIS; SEMICONDUCTOR MATERIALS; SYNTHESIS; TITANIUM OXIDES; X-RAY DIFFRACTION