Photocatalytic Degradation of Oxalic Acid in Water by the Synthesized Cu-TiO2 Nanocomposites

  • Azad Kumar
  • A. Kumar
  • R. Shrivastav

Abstract

TiO2 is the most commonly used photo catalyst because of its high oxidation power, stability and non toxicity. Cu-TiO2 nanocomposites were prepared using the solution impregnation method. After characterization for crystalline phase and particle size by XRD analysis, both the commercially procured TiO2 and synthesized Cu-TiO2 nanocomposites were used as photo catalyst in the photo-degradation of Carboxylic Acids (Oxalic Acid). The degradation of oxalic acid in the presence of pure TiO2 and synthesized Cu-TiO2 was done. The effective photo-degradation was found in case of oxalic acid in the presence of Cu-TiO2 as compared to pure TiO2.

Keywords

Carboxylic Acid Oxalic Acid Photocatalytic Degradation TiO2 Particle Residual Concentration 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Azad Kumar
    • 1
  • A. Kumar
    • 1
  • R. Shrivastav
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryAgra CollegeAgraIndia
  2. 2.Department of ChemistryDayalbagh Educational InstituteDayalbagh, AgraIndia

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