Solar photocatalytic degradation of Atrazine in water by a TIO 2/AG nanocomposite

Ming Ge, Assaf Azouri, Kun Xun, Klaus Sattler, Joe Lichwa, Chittaranjan Ray

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Abstract

One of the most common herbicides in the world, Atrazine, was used as a model pollutant in this study. The photocatalytic activities of the nanocomposite of TiO2/Ag, with nanopaticles of TiO2 and Ag, were investigated by photodegradation of atrazine under the natural sun. It was found that the efficiency of solar-photocatalytic activity was increased significantly by using the nanocomposites of TiO2/Ag, compared to the use of TiO2 alone. The mechanism of the TiO2/Ag composite for enhancement of photocatalytic activity was elucidated in this work.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2006 Multifunctional Nanocomposites International Conference
StatePublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes
Event2006 Multifunctional Nanocomposites International Conference - Honolulu, HI, United States
Duration: Sep 20 2006Sep 22 2006

Publication series

NameProceedings of 2006 Multifunctional Nanocomposites International Conference
Volume2006

Conference

Conference2006 Multifunctional Nanocomposites International Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityHonolulu, HI
Period9/20/069/22/06

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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