Warkhade, Swapnil K. and Gaikwad, G S and Zodape, Sangesh P and Pratap, Umesh and Maldhure, Atul and Wankhade, Atul V (2017) Low temperature synthesis of pure anatase carbon doped titanium dioxide: An efficient visible light active photocatalyst. Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing, 63. pp. 18-24. ISSN 1369-8001, ESSN: 1873-4081

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Low temperature pure anatase Carbon Doped Titanium Dioxide (C-TiO2) is successfully synthesized by using starch as an effective, economical, and nonhazardous carbon source. The synthesized C-TiO2 has been further characterized by X-Ray Diffraction, SEM, TEM, BET, XPS and UV- DRS techniques, which reveal that the particles are crystalline with spherical morphology, high surface area and an optical band gap of 2.79 eV for CTiO2 calcined at 400 °C. Furthermore photocatalytic degradation of Rhodamine B dye was carried out using asprepared C-TiO2 under visible light irradiation. Prepared C-TiO2 calcined at 200 °C and 400 °C show higher degradation efficiency (85% and 100% in 120 min respectively) as compared to that of undoped TiO2 and commercial Degussa P-25. Result shows that the C-TiO2 containing lower carbon percentage has higher photocatalytic activity. Thus enhanced photocatalytic activity of C-TiO2, may be due to synergic effect of carbon doping and [101] facet enhanced synthesis of anatase C-TiO2.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Photo-catalysis; Photocatalysis; Carbon Doped TiO2; Semiconductor; Visible Light Activity; Rhodamine B; Degradation
Subjects: Water Treatment
Depositing User: Dr. Atul Maldhure
Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2017 04:36
Last Modified: 19 Apr 2017 04:36
URI: http://neeri.csircentral.net/id/eprint/851

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