Photocatalytically Active Cotton Fabrics Produced with Anatase Synthesized Using a Low-Temperature Sol-Gel Process
Key Engineering Materials
In this work two different hydrosols were used to impregnate a commercially available cotton fabric with anatase nanoparticles to give it photocatalytic activity. To increase the activity, different pre-treatment methods were applied. The nanoparticle size was determined using dynamic light scattering and X-ray diffraction, and the fabrics were examined using scanning electron microscopy. Photocatalytic activity was measured using the degradation of methyl-orange while irradiating the samples with UV light. The synthesis method allowed to produce anatase with an average particle size of 32-37 nm depending on the synthesis method used.
self-cleaning, cotton, sol-gel, TiO2, anatase
Eglītis, R., Mežinskis, G. Photocatalytically Active Cotton Fabrics Produced with Anatase Synthesized Using a Low-Temperature Sol-Gel Process. In: Key Engineering Materials, Latvia, Rīga, 20-20 October, 2017. Switzerland: -, 2018, pp.408-412. e-ISSN 1662-9795. Available from: doi:10.4028/www.scientific.net/KEM.762.408