International Journal of Photoenergy / 2011 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

Simultaneous Adsorption and Photocatalytic Degradation of Malachite Green Using Electrospun P(3HB)-TiO2 Nanocomposite Fibers and Films

Table 1

Energy dispersive X-ray (EDX) analysis on electrospun P(3HB)-50 wt% TiO2 and cast P(3HB)-50 wt% TiO2 composite films after usage in ten repeated decolorization experiments.

Electrospun P(3HB)-50 wt%
Cast P(3HB)-50 wt%
ElementTiO2 nanofibrous filmTiO2 composite film

Weight of element (g)
BeforeAfter * value% of decreaseBeforeAfter * value% of decrease

Titanium0.07370.0724>0.051.760.07310.0491<0.0532.83
Oxygen0.08840.0646<0.0526.920.08660.0437<0.0549.54
Carbon0.05160.0109<0.0578.880.05060.0112<0.0577.87

*Note: the significance of the difference of every element before and after repeated decolorization experiments were analyzed using one-way ANOVA at 95% confidence level.