Preparation and Application of Titanate Nanotubes on Methylene Blue Degradation from Aqueous Media
Titanate nanotubes were synthesized at various hydrothermal temperatures and reaction times by the hydrothermal process and used as photocatalyst. BET analysis was conducted in order to find out the surface area of these as-prepared samples and it was found that the surface area increases with rise in temperature till 130 oC. Synthesized as-prepared titanate nanotubes were applied on methylene blue degradation from aqueous media by UV irradiation. It was observed that dye removes ~99% from the aqueous media at a titanate nanotubes dose of 2 g/L.
Huixuan Zhang, Ye Han, Fuxiao Chen and Jiuba Wen
W. C. Lin et al., "Preparation and Application of Titanate Nanotubes on Methylene Blue Degradation from Aqueous Media", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 117-119, pp. 786-789, 2012