Table of Contents Author Guidelines Submit a Manuscript
Journal of Nanomaterials
Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 565849, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/565849
Research Article

The Photocatalytic Activity of TiO2-Zeolite Composite for Degradation of Dye Using Synthetic UV and Jeddah Sunlight

1Chemistry Department, King Abdulaziz University, P.O. Box 42805, Jeddah 21551, Saudi Arabia
2Physical Chemistry Department, National Research Centre, Cairo, Egypt

Received 13 August 2014; Revised 10 October 2014; Accepted 15 October 2014

Academic Editor: Shijun Liao

Copyright © 2015 Laila M. Al-Harbi et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Linked References

  1. J.-M. Herrmann, “Heterogeneous photocatalysis: state of the art and present applications In honor of Pr. R.L. Burwell Jr. (1912–2003), Former Head of Ipatieff Laboratories, Northwestern University, Evanston (Ill),” Topics in Catalysis, vol. 34, no. 1-4–, pp. 49–65, 2004. View at Google Scholar
  2. M. R. Hoffmann, S. T. Martin, W. Choi, and D. W. Bahnemann, “Environmental applications of semiconductor photocatalysis,” Chemical Reviews, vol. 95, no. 1, pp. 69–96, 1995. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  3. H. Yamashita, M. Harada, A. Tanii et al., “Preparation of efficient titanium oxide photocatalysts by an ionized cluster beam (ICB) method and their photocatalytic reactivities for the purification of water,” Catalysis Today, vol. 63, no. 1, pp. 63–69, 2000. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  4. T. Ibusuki and K. Takeuchi, “Removal of low concentration nitrogen oxides through photoassisted heterogeneous catalysis,” Journal of Molecular Catalysis, vol. 88, no. 1, pp. 93–102, 1994. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  5. H. Uchida, S. Itoh, and H. Yoneyama, “Photocatalytic decomposition of propyzamide using TiO2 supported on activated carbon,” Chemistry Letters, vol. 22, pp. 1995–1998, 1993. View at Google Scholar
  6. N. Takeda, T. Torimoto, S. Sampath, S. Kuwabata, and H. Yoneyama, “Effect of inert supports for titanium dioxide loading on enhancement of photodecomposition rate of gaseous propionaldehyde,” Journal of Physical Chemistry, vol. 99, no. 24, pp. 9986–9991, 1995. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  7. Y. Xu and C. H. Langford, “Photoactivity of titanium dioxide supported on MCM41, zeolite X, and zeolite Y,” The Journal of Physical Chemistry B, vol. 101, no. 16, pp. 3115–3121, 1997. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  8. V. Durgakumari, M. Subrahmanyam, K. V. Subba Rao, A. Ratnamala, M. Noorjahan, and K. Tanaka, “An easy and efficient use of TiO2 supported HZSM-5 and TiO2 + HZSM-5 zeolite combinate in the photodegradation of aqueous phenol and p-chlorophenol,” Applied Catalysis A: General, vol. 234, no. 1-2, pp. 155–165, 2002. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  9. E. P. Reddy, L. Davydov, and P. Smirniotis, “TiO2-loaded zeolites and mesoporous materials in the sonophotocatalytic decomposition of aqueous organic pollutants: the role of the support,” Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, vol. 42, no. 1, pp. 1–11, 2003. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  10. J. Mo, Y. Zhang, Q. Xu, and R. Yang, “Effect of TiO2/adsorbent hybrid photocatalysts for toluene decomposition in gas phase,” Journal of Hazardous Materials, vol. 168, no. 1, pp. 276–281, 2009. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at PubMed · View at Scopus
  11. C. Ooka, H. Yoshida, K. Suzuki, and T. Hattori, “Adsorption and photocatalytic degradation of toluene vapor in air on highly hydrophobic TiO2 pillared clay,” Chemistry Letters, vol. 32, no. 10, pp. 896–897, 2003. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  12. M. Takeuchi, T. Kimura, M. Hidaka, D. Rakhmawaty, and M. Anpo, “Photocatalytic oxidation of acetaldehyde with oxygen on TiO2/ZSM-5 photocatalysts: effect of hydrophobicity of zeolites,” Journal of Catalysis, vol. 246, no. 2, pp. 235–240, 2007. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  13. M. Takeuchi, J. Deguchi, M. Hidaka et al., “Enhancement of the photocatalytic reactivity of TiO2 nano-particles by a simple mechanical blending with hydrophobic mordenite (MOR) zeolite,” Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, vol. 89, no. 3-4, pp. 406–410, 2009. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  14. M. Takeuchi, M. Hidaka, and M. Anpo, “Efficient removal of toluene and benzene in gas phase by the TiO2/Y-zeolite hybrid photocatalyst,” Journal of Hazardous Materials, vol. 237-238, pp. 133–139, 2012. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at PubMed · View at Scopus
  15. E. Z. Hegazy, I. H. A. El Maksod, and R. M. M. A. El Enin, “Preparation and characterization of Ti and V modified analcime from local kaolin,” Applied Clay Science, vol. 49, no. 3, pp. 149–155, 2010. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus