• International Journal of Technology (IJTech)
  • Vol 6, No 7 (2015)

Synthesis and Characterization of Titania Nanotube-Carbon Nanotube Composite for Degradation of Phenol

Desi Heltina, Praswasti PDK Wulan, Slamet

Corresponding email: slamet@che.ui.ac.id

Published at : 30 Dec 2015
Volume : IJtech Vol 6, No 7 (2015)
DOI : https://doi.org/10.14716/ijtech.v6i7.1280

Cite this article as:

Heltina, D., Wulan, P.P., Slamet, 2015. Synthesis and Characterization of Titania Nanotube-Carbon Nanotube Composite for Degradation of Phenol. International Journal of Technology. Volume 6(7), pp. 1137-1145

Desi Heltina Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Indonesia, Kampus Baru UI Depok, Depok 16424, Indonesia
Praswasti PDK Wulan Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Indonesia, Kampus Baru UI Depok, Depok 16424, Indonesia
Slamet Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Indonesia, Kampus Baru UI Depok, Depok 16424, Indonesia
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Titania nanotube (TNT)-carbon nanotube (CNT) composite had been successfully synthesized using simple mixing under acidic conditions and ultrasonic treatment. The samples were further characterized via field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM), X–ray diffraction (XRD), diffuse re?ectance UV-vis spectroscopy, and Brunauer-Emmett-Teller (BET) analysis. The TNT–CNT composite’s ability to degrade phenol, a model of industrial waste, was tested. The effects of CNT composition and calcination temperature on the phenol degradation performance of TNT-CNT composite were investigated. The results show that the TNT-CNT composite exhibits higher photocatalytic activity than TNT or CNT alone. The crystallinity of the catalyst is not the only parameter affecting the photocatalytic activity. Rather, the specific surface area, bandgap, and morphology of the catalyst must also be considered.

Degradation, Phenol, Photocatalysis, Titania nanotube - Carbon nanotube composite


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