Synthesis, characterisation and separation of photoreactive Hydrogen-titanate nanofibrous channel

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dc.contributor.author El Saliby, I
dc.contributor.author Shon, HK
dc.contributor.author Kandasamy, J
dc.contributor.author Kim, J-H
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-12T03:34:07Z
dc.date.issued 2011-02-20
dc.identifier.citation Separation and Purification Technology, 2011, 77 (2), pp. 202 - 207
dc.identifier.issn 1383-5866
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/18427
dc.description.abstract Australia is the world's largest wool producing country, accounting for about 25-30% of world production. As a biotemplate, we explored the possibility of using wool to produce micro-channel of Hydrogen-titanate nanofibres through morphology transcription of wool microfibres. Hydrothermal method was adopted to synthesise titanate nanofibres. A facile method of impregnation followed by incineration at 600 °C was utilised to prepare the nanofibrous channel. Anatase undoped nanofibrous (average nanofibre diameter = 44 nm) channel of around 50 μm in length and an average diameter of 9.5 μm were obtained. The photocatalytic activity of nanofibrous channel was monitored under UV irradiation for the decomposition of humic acid in aqueous solution using an aerobic batch reactor system. The photodegradation results showed that UV 254 absorbing moeities and DOC were respectively reduced by 82% and 66% after 3 h of photoreaction at 1 g/L catalyst load. The novel nanofibrous channel could be easily separated from the aqueous suspension by sedimentation after the end of the photocatalytic reaction. © 2010 Elsevier B.V.
dc.language eng
dc.relation.isbasedon 10.1016/j.seppur.2010.12.006
dc.title Synthesis, characterisation and separation of photoreactive Hydrogen-titanate nanofibrous channel
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Separation and Purification Technology
dc.journal.volume 2
dc.journal.volume 77
dc.journal.number 2 en_US
dc.publocation USA en_US
dc.publocation Piscataway, USA
dc.identifier.startpage 202 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 207 en_US
dc.cauo.name FEIT.School of Civil and Environmental Engineering en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.conference IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems
dc.for 0904 Chemical Engineering
dc.personcode 995130
dc.personcode 920569
dc.personcode 103883
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Chemical Engineering en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.date.activity 2006-10-09
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.location.activity Beijing, China
dc.description.keywords Wool TiO2 nanofibre Photocatalysis Humic acid Sedimentation en_US
dc.description.keywords NA
dc.description.keywords Humic acid
dc.description.keywords Photocatalysis
dc.description.keywords Sedimentation
dc.description.keywords TiO2 nanofibre
dc.description.keywords Wool
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology/School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Technology in Wastewater Treatment
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access
utslib.copyright.date 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10
utslib.collection.history Closed (ID: 3)


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