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

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dc.contributor.author El Saliby, Ibrahim en_US
dc.contributor.author Shon, Hokyong en_US
dc.contributor.author Kandasamy, Jaya en_US
dc.contributor.author Kim, Jong-Ho en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-12T03:34:07Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-12T03:34:07Z
dc.date.issued 2011 en_US
dc.identifier 2010000379 en_US
dc.identifier.citation El Saliby Ibrahim et al. 2011, 'Synthesis, characterisation and separation of photoreactive Hydrogen-titanate nanofibrous channel', Elsevier Inc, vol. 77, no. 2, pp. 202-207. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1383-5866 en_US
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 25a??30% of world production. As a biotemplate, we explored the possibility of using wool to produce micro-channel of Hydrogentitanate 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 a?|C was utilised to prepare the nanofibrous channel. Anatase undoped nanofibrous (average nanofibre diameter = 44 nm) channel of around 50 min length and an average diameter of 9.5 mwere 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 UV254 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. en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.publisher Elsevier Inc en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.seppur.2010.12.006 en_US
dc.title Synthesis, characterisation and separation of photoreactive Hydrogen-titanate nanofibrous channel en_US
dc.parent Separation and Purification Technology en_US
dc.journal.volume 77 en_US
dc.journal.number 2 en_US
dc.publocation USA en_US
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.for 100703 en_US
dc.personcode 103883 en_US
dc.personcode 995130 en_US
dc.personcode 920569 en_US
dc.personcode 0000027445 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Nanobiotechnology en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords Wool TiO2 nanofibre Photocatalysis Humic acid Sedimentation en_US


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