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Tuesday, April 24 • 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Photodegradation Of Organic Molecules On Titanium Dioxide Nanoparticles Surfaces

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In recent years, groundwater contamination of organic compounds has become a growing concern. A possible solution to this problem is to degrade these organic molecules into safer molecules using titanium dioxide, TiO2, catalysts. To enlarge the catalytic efficiency by increasing surface area, considerable research has gone into generating TiO2 nanoparticles (NPs). The least researched polymorph of the TiO2 crystal structures is brookite. This research looked into the methods behind synthesizing TiO2 brookite phase NPs. Brookite TiO2 NPs were synthesized using a hydrothermal method and were then characterized using scanning electron microscopy and Powder X-ray Diffraction along with IR Spectroscopy. The synthesized nanoparticles had a fractal style shape and were monodispersed in size. This method was done once showing a possible reproducible method.


Tuesday April 24, 2018 12:00pm - 1:30pm PDT
Sherrill Center Concourse