Comparison of TiO2/RH-MCM-41 and TiO2/TEOS-MCM-41 Hybrid Catalysts in Characteristics and Photodegradation of Tetramethylammonium
This work compared properties and catalytic performance of two hybrid photocatalysts, TiO2/RH-MCM-41 and TiO2/TEOS-MCM-41 prepared by loading nanoparticles of TiO2 (10 wt.%) on MCM-41 synthesized with rice husk silica and tetraethyl orthosilicate respectively. The supports and catalysts were characterized by X-ray diffraction, N2 adsorption-desorption, transmission electron microscopy and zeta potential. The photocatalytic activities of the TiO2/RH-MCM-41 and TiO2/TEOS-MCM-41 for the degradation of tetramethylammonium (TMA) in aqueous slurry were similar with a complete conversion after irradiation time of 90 min at pH 7.
S. Suttiruengwong and W. Sricharussin
S. Artkla et al., "Comparison of TiO2/RH-MCM-41 and TiO2/TEOS-MCM-41 Hybrid Catalysts in Characteristics and Photodegradation of Tetramethylammonium", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 93-94, pp. 22-26, 2010