Investigating the growth mechanism and photocatalytic properties of TiO2/Bacterial Cellulose hybrid materials
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- Tio2, Growth Mechanism, Bacterial Cellulose
A facile hydrothermal method was successful to synthesize the TiO2 by using unique bacterial cellulose (BC) membranes as natural biotemplates. The three-dimensional networks of BC fibers coated with TiO2 nanoparticles can be clearly observed, resulting in the formation of uniform and well-defined hybrid nanofiber structures. The content distribution of the titania on BC membranes were investigated using XPS depth profiling, it was revealed that the content of titania on the surface of the BC membranes was higher than the inside of the BC membranes. A molecular diffusion growth model was proposed to explain the formation process of the TiO2/BC based on the crystal growth theory and molecule diffusion theory. In addition, the TiO2/BC showed the high photocatalytic degradation efficiency for methyl orange.
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TY - CONF AU - Xiaoyu Lu AU - Guomin Jiang AU - Beibei Dai AU - JiaZhi Yang PY - 2015/11 DA - 2015/11 TI - Investigating the growth mechanism and photocatalytic properties of TiO2/Bacterial Cellulose hybrid materials BT - Proceedings of the 2015 International Conference on Structural, Mechanical and Material Engineering PB - Atlantis Press SP - 116 EP - 119 SN - 2352-5401 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/icsmme-15.2015.27 DO - 10.2991/icsmme-15.2015.27 ID - Lu2015/11 ER -