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Visible light-induced photocatalytic degradation of gas-phase acetaldehyde with platinum/reduced titanium oxide-loaded carbon paper
- Visible light-induced photocatalytic degradation of gas-phase acetaldehyde with platinum/reduced titanium oxide-loaded carbon paper
- Kim, Soon Hyun; Kim, Min Sun; Lee, Ha Young; Yu, Jong Sung
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- Kim, Soon Hyun; Yu, Jong Sung
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- Rsc Advances, 7(80), 50693-50700
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- SOLAR HYDROGEN-PRODUCTION; GASEOUS ACETALDEHYDE; TIO2 PHOTOCATALYST; ACTIVATED CARBONS; ANATASE TIO2; ADSORPTION; NANOFIBERS; OXIDATION; REMOVAL; DIOXIDE
- Visible light-induced degradation of gas-phase acetaldehyde (CH3CHO) is investigated using O-deficient reduced TiO2-x-loaded carbon paper. The carbon paper is synthesized by the pyrolysis of a filter paper, and the reduced TiO2-x is prepared by the magnesiothermic reduction of commercial anatase TiO2. The surface areas of the non-carbonized filter paper and carbon papers obtained by carbonization at 400, 600, 800, and 1000 °C are 4.31 m2 g-1, 13.57 m2 g-1, 466.81 m2 g-1, 461.60 m2 g-1, and 26.28 m2 g-1, respectively. Although the as-prepared carbon papers possess much lower specific surface areas than that of commercial activated carbon (2200 m2 g-1), the carbon papers show better adsorption capabilities. The O-deficient reduced TiO2-x samples exhibit strong visible-light absorption, and the reduced TiO2-x-loaded carbon papers induce rapid degradation of CH3CHO and simultaneous generation of CO2 in both closed-circulation and continuous-flow modes under visible light irradiation (λ > 420 nm), attributed to the efficient adsorption of gas-phase CH3CHO by the carbon paper and the rapid and complete degradation of CH3CHO to CO2 by the active reduced TiO2-x. This strongly suggests that the reduced TiO2-x-loaded carbon paper is an efficient composite photocatalyst for the visible light-induced photocatalytic degradation of gas-phase CH3CHO. © 2017 The Royal Society of Chemistry.
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