A Study on Anodic TiO2 Photocatalyst for Water Purification
The microstructure and photocatalytic characteristics of anodic TiO2 film have been investigated for applications in waste water treatment. The major structure of the fabricated anodic TiO2 film consisted of porous cell structure, of which the main crystal structure bas been found to be anatase type. The photocatalytic efficiencies of anodized TiO2 were evaluated by the degradation rate of aniline blue and the chemical states of anodic film were estimated by P2P spectrum. The reaction order and the rate constant for degradation of dye have been determined to be first dimension and 1.608410-4s. Due to the high bonding strength between TiO2 film, and the substrate and the high specific surface area, the anodized TiO2 can be used as efficient photocatalyst with high reactivity for waste water treatment and water purification.
S.-G. Kang and T. Kobayashi
H.J. Oh et al., "A Study on Anodic TiO2 Photocatalyst for Water Purification ", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 449-452, pp. 1249-1252, 2004