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See detailPhotocatalytic degradation of phenol and benzoic acid using zinc oxide powders prepared by the sol-gel process
Benhebal, Hadj; Chaib, Messaoud; Salmon, Thierry ULg et al

in Alexandria Engineering Journal (2013), 52(3), 517-523

Photocatalytic degradation of phenol and benzoic acid in aqueous solution was studied using zinc oxide (ZnO) powder synthesized by sol–gel process. Synthesized catalyst was characterized by X-ray ... [more ▼]

Photocatalytic degradation of phenol and benzoic acid in aqueous solution was studied using zinc oxide (ZnO) powder synthesized by sol–gel process. Synthesized catalyst was characterized by X-ray diffraction and transmission electron microscopy. The Brunauer–Emmett–Teller surface area, pHpzc, and the band gap of the catalyst samples were also measured. The influence of various key parameters such as amount of photocatalyst, initial solution pH, and the initial concentration of phenol and benzoic acid was investigated. [less ▲]

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See detailPhotocatalytic degradation of phenol and benzoic acid using zinc oxide powders prepared by the sol-gel process
Benhebal, Hadj; Chaib, Messaoud; Salmon, Thierry ULg et al

in Alexandria Engineering Journal (2013), 52(3), 517-523

Photocatalytic degradation of phenol and benzoic acid in aqueous solution was studied using zinc oxide (ZnO) powder synthesized by sol–gel process. Synthesized catalyst was characterized by X-ray ... [more ▼]

Photocatalytic degradation of phenol and benzoic acid in aqueous solution was studied using zinc oxide (ZnO) powder synthesized by sol–gel process. Synthesized catalyst was characterized by X-ray diffraction and transmission electron microscopy. The Brunauer–Emmett–Teller surface area, pHpzc, and the band gap of the catalyst samples were also measured. The influence of various key parameters such as amount of photocatalyst, initial solution pH, and the initial concentration of phenol and benzoic acid was investigated. [less ▲]

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See detailSol-gel preparation of pure and doped TiO2 films for the photocatalytic oxidation of ethanol in air
Cimieri, Iolanda; Poelman, Hilde; Avci, Nursen et al

in Journal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology (2012), 63

Stable sols of TiO2 were synthesized by a non-aqueous sol-gel process using titanium (IV) isopropoxide (TTIP) as precursor. The microstructure, optical and morphological properties of the films obtained ... [more ▼]

Stable sols of TiO2 were synthesized by a non-aqueous sol-gel process using titanium (IV) isopropoxide (TTIP) as precursor. The microstructure, optical and morphological properties of the films obtained by spin-coating from the sol, and annealed at different temperatures, were investigated using SEM, TEM, diffuse reflectance spectroscopy (DRS) and ellipsometry. The crystalline structure of the films was characterized by X-ray diffraction and their photocatalytic activity was evaluated for the oxidation of ethanol in air. The influence of the calcination temperature, pre-heat treatment and the number of layers was studied. Simultaneous thermo-gravimetric and differential thermal analysis (TG/DTA) measurements were carried out to ascertain the thermal decomposition behavior of the precursors. In order to obtain a higher photoresponse in the visible region, a series of vanadium-, niobium- and tantalum-doped TiO2 catalysts was synthesized by the same sol-gel method. For V doping two different precursors, a vanadium alkoxide and V2O5, were used. The effect on the crystallization and photocatalytic activity of the doped TiO2 films was investigated. Furthermore, to identify the effective composition of the samples, they were characterized by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and the surface area of the powders was measured by N2 adsorption. The 10wt.% doped catalysts exhibit high photocatalytic activity under visible light and among them the best performance was obtained for the sample containing Ta as dopant. The crystallite sizes are closely related to the photocatalytic activity. [less ▲]

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