Proceedings of the 2015 International Conference on Structural, Mechanical and Material Engineering

Investigating the growth mechanism and photocatalytic properties of TiO2/Bacterial Cellulose hybrid materials

Authors
Xiaoyu Lu, Guomin Jiang, Beibei Dai, JiaZhi Yang
Corresponding Author
Xiaoyu Lu
Available Online November 2015.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icsmme-15.2015.27How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Tio2, Growth Mechanism, Bacterial Cellulose
Abstract
A facile hydrothermal method was successful to synthesize the TiO2 by using unique bacterial cellulose (BC) membranes as natural biotemplates. The three-dimensional networks of BC fibers coated with TiO2 nanoparticles can be clearly observed, resulting in the formation of uniform and well-defined hybrid nanofiber structures. The content distribution of the titania on BC membranes were investigated using XPS depth profiling, it was revealed that the content of titania on the surface of the BC membranes was higher than the inside of the BC membranes. A molecular diffusion growth model was proposed to explain the formation process of the TiO2/BC based on the crystal growth theory and molecule diffusion theory. In addition, the TiO2/BC showed the high photocatalytic degradation efficiency for methyl orange.
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Proceedings
2015 International Conference on Structural, Mechanical and Material Engineering
Part of series
Advances in Engineering Research
Publication Date
November 2015
ISBN
978-94-6252-144-5
ISSN
2352-5401
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icsmme-15.2015.27How to use a DOI?
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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