Functionalization of Electrospun Titanium Oxide Nanofibers with Silver Nanoparticles: Strongly Effective Photocatalyst

Muzafar Ahmed Kanjwal, Nasser A.M. Barakat, Faheem A. Sheikh, Myung Seob Khil, Hak Yong Kim

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Abstract

In the present study, we are introducing silver-doped titanium oxide nanofibers produced by electrospinning technique. Calcination of dry nanofiber mats consisting of silver nitrate-titanium isopropoxide/PVAc in air at 600 degrees C for 1h leads to produce Ag-doped titania nanofibers. Two dyes have been invoked to check the photocatalytic ability of the produced nanofibers; methylene blue dihydrate and methyl red. The obtained results indicated that the silver-doped titanium oxide nanofibers can eliminate >92% of the methylene blue dye within 10 min only. In a case of methyl red, almost the dye was decayed (93%) within 3 h.
Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology
Volume7
Issue numberSI
Pages (from-to)E54-E63
ISSN1546-542X
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

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