Various TiO2 have been synthesized by hydrolysis of a TiOSO 4 precursor changing the precipitation agent (NaOH and NH 4OH), the pH of aging (acid, neutral or basic) and the temperature of calcination. Characterization by X-ray diffraction, N2 physisorption, ionic chromatography and high-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HR-TEM) has been carried out in order to investigate the structural, physical, and chemical properties of the titanium oxide and their correlation with the catalytic activity. The catalytic behaviour of the investigated systems was tested in the photocatalytic abatement of NOx in gas phase both in the UV and visible region, using a lab made reactor equipped with a chemiluminescence analyzer. A close correlation between photoactivity and physical properties has been found. The samples characterized by high surface area (>100m 2/g) and the presence of anatase as the only TiO2 polymorph exhibit the best performances. Moreover, a signifi cant increase of the catalytic activity has been obtained for materials synthesized in acid condition and calcined at lower temperature. The differences in the activity will be discussed in relationship with the textural properties of the various samples.

Investigation on Titania Synthesis for Photocatalytic NOx Abatement

TREVISAN, Valentina;SIGNORETTO, Michela;PINNA, Francesco;
2012-01-01

Abstract

Various TiO2 have been synthesized by hydrolysis of a TiOSO 4 precursor changing the precipitation agent (NaOH and NH 4OH), the pH of aging (acid, neutral or basic) and the temperature of calcination. Characterization by X-ray diffraction, N2 physisorption, ionic chromatography and high-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HR-TEM) has been carried out in order to investigate the structural, physical, and chemical properties of the titanium oxide and their correlation with the catalytic activity. The catalytic behaviour of the investigated systems was tested in the photocatalytic abatement of NOx in gas phase both in the UV and visible region, using a lab made reactor equipped with a chemiluminescence analyzer. A close correlation between photoactivity and physical properties has been found. The samples characterized by high surface area (>100m 2/g) and the presence of anatase as the only TiO2 polymorph exhibit the best performances. Moreover, a signifi cant increase of the catalytic activity has been obtained for materials synthesized in acid condition and calcined at lower temperature. The differences in the activity will be discussed in relationship with the textural properties of the various samples.
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