Photocatalytic Degradation of Methyl Orange on Y Zeolite Supported TiO2
The photocatalytic activity of TiO2/Y photocatalyst was investigated. The experimental results showed that the activity of TiO2/Y photocatalyst prepared by sol-gel method was greatly affected by calcination temperature and the nature of Y-zeolite. Photocatalytic degradation efficiency increased with increasing content of TiO2 on NaY zeolite and reached its maximum rate of 12.4% when TiO2 content was 90%. When TiO2 content was in the range of 50% to 90% , the activity of TiO2/HY was better than pure TiO2. The activity of TiO2/FeY was comparatively low in the TiO2 content range of 50-90%. The enhancement of photocatalytic activity of TiO2 after loading on Y zeolite is not appreciable, indicating that Y type zeolite is not a promising support for TiO2 prepared by sol-gel method.
Xie Yi and Li Mi
H. Wang et al., "Photocatalytic Degradation of Methyl Orange on Y Zeolite Supported TiO2", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 129-131, pp. 733-737, 2010