Applying of Chitosan-TiO2 Nanocomposites for Photocatalytic Degradation of Anthracene and Pyrene

Danila A. Tatarinov (Login required)
Department of Physics, Kaliningrad State Technical University, Russia

Sofia R. Sokolnikova
Department of Physics, Kaliningrad State Technical University, Russia

Natalia A. Myslitskaya orcid
Department of Physics, Kaliningrad State Technical University, Russia


Paper #3401 received 15 Jan 2021; revised manuscript received 5 Feb 2021; accepted for publication 16 Feb 2020; published online 21 Mar 2021.

DOI: 10.18287/JBPE21.07.010301

Abstract

In this work, chitosan-TiO2 nanocomposites (NСs CS-TiO2) were developed for the photocatalytic degradation of some representatives of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). TiO2 nanoparticles (NPs) were synthesized by laser ablation method and their sizes were determined by dynamic laser light scattering (DLLS). Anthracene and pyrene in micellar solution were used as representatives of PAHs. The effect of TiO2 in the composition of prepared nanocomposites on the photodegradation of PAHs in model environments under UV irradiation was studied. The method of solid-phase luminescence (SPL) was used to estimate the decrease in PAHs concentrations. Based on the results of the studies carried out, pseudo-first order photodegradation kinetics were plotted. The efficiency of using the nanocomposites for the photocatalytic degradation of anthracene and pyrene was proved.

Keywords

titanium dioxide nanoparticles; TiO2; photocatalyst; polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons; PAH; pyrene; anthracene; chitosan; UV irradiation

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