|About this Abstract
||2017 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Pan American Materials Congress: Materials for Green Energy
||PAN-18: One-pot “Green” Synthesis of Nitrogen Doped Porous Titania Nanospheres for Photocatalytic Degradation of Direct Blue-71
||Nalandhiran Pugazhenthiran, Panneerselvam Sathishkumar, Ramalinga Viswanathan Mangalaraja, Sambandam Anandan, Sepperumal Murugesan
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Severe harmful effects posed by the presence of dyestuff in water resources worldwide drive the development of an innovative and practical water treatment technology with great urgency. With an interest to keep the environment safe and pollution-free, nitrogen doped porous titania nanospheres with anatase phase have been synthesized by a one-pot “green” synthetic approach. The physicochemical properties of the prepared catalyst were studied through X-ray diffraction, N<SUB>2</SUB> adsorption-desorption isotherms, scanning electron microscopy and diffuse reﬂectance spectroscopy techniques. The prepared photocatalyst exhibits excellent photocatalytic activity compared to that of commercial TiO<SUB>2</SUB> in the presence of direct sunlight towards the degradation of commonly used triazo dye Direct Blue 71. The efficient activity can be attributed to the large surface area and pore volume of the catalyst. This study implies a strong possibility for the remediation of contaminated water containing dyestuff toxins through photocatalytic oxidation using solar light, as sustainable source of energy.
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