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dc.contributor.authorLiu, Shi Zhen
dc.contributor.authorSun, Hongqi
dc.contributor.authorLiu, Shaomin
dc.contributor.authorWang, Shaobin
dc.identifier.citationLiu, S.Z. and Sun, H. and Liu, S. and Wang, S. 2013. Graphene facilitated visible light photodegradation of methylene blue over titanium dioxide photocatalysts. Chemical Engineering Journal. 214: pp. 298-303.

Several graphene–titania composites (G–TiO2) were synthesized by a sol–gel method using titanium isopropoxide (or P25) as Ti-precursors and reduced graphene oxide (RGO). The structural, morphological, and physicochemical properties of the samples were thoroughly investigated by X-ray diffraction (XRD), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR), field emission scanning electron microscopy (FE-SEM), UV–vis diffuse reflectance (UV–vis DRS), and thermogravimetric-differential thermal analysis (TG-DTA). A significant increase in light absorption to visible light was observed by G–TiO2 compared with that of naked TiO2. The photocatalytic activity of G–TiO2 in methylene blue bleaching under visible light (>430 nm) is much enhanced. G–TiO2 synthesized from titanium isopropoxide hydrolysis presented higher activity than that of G–TiO2(P25). Contribution of graphene on the enhancement of visible-light photocatalytic activity of the composite was discussed.

dc.publisherElsevier BV
dc.subjectMethylene blue
dc.subjectVisible light
dc.titleGraphene facilitated visible light photodegradation of methylene blue over titanium dioxide photocatalysts
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.source.titleChemical Engineering Journal
curtin.departmentDepartment of Chemical Engineering
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