P-We-97 Photocatalytic degradation of organic dyes by mesoporous nanocrystalline anatase

Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Ontario Exhibit Hall (Detroit Marriott Hotel at the Renaissance Center )
Maria L. Carreon, Chemical Engineering Department, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, Hector G. Carreon, Instituto de Investigaciones Metalurgicas Edificio U, CU, UMSNH, Morelia, Mexico, Jaime Espino-Valencia, Facultad de Ingeniería Química Edif. “M” C.U., UMSNH, Morelia, Mexico and Moises A. Carreon, Chemical Engineering, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY
We report the synthesis of mesoporous anatase by EISA. This method led to the formation of mesoporous anatase with small nanocrystallite size, high surface area and uniform pore size distribution. The resultant mesophases were used as photocatalysts for the UV-photodegradation of methylene blue, methyl orange, methyl red and rhodamine.

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