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In recent years, the exploitation of natural resources and industrial development have led to the production of harmful pollutants. Much of these contaminants end up in water resources, reducing the availability of drinking water. Therefore, it is necessary to find remedies to this situation. Solutions could be the adsorption or the degradation through photocatalysis of these compounds. A good candidate for this task is titanium dioxide (TiO2), due to its non-toxicity, stability and low cost. In this work, we propose a novel synthesis of TiO2 nanoparticles (NPs), with high adsorption capacity, produced at low temperature in alkaline environment. Adsorption tests were conducted using methylene blue and diclofenac as model pollutants. Moreover, the obtained NPs have been characterized through Raman spectroscopy, Scanning and Transmission electron microscopies and with thermogravimetric …
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date: 
1 Dec 2020

Luigi Scrimieri, Luciano Velardi, Antonio Serra, Daniela Manno, Francesca Ferrari, Maria Cantarella, Lucio Calcagnile

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Volume: 126 Issue: 12 Pages: 1-8
Applied Physics A