The formation of gradients in wet deposited coatings with photocatalytically active nanoparticles

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SCHMİDT H., Akarsu M., MÜLLER T. S., MOH K., Schafer G., STRAUSS D. J., ...More

RESEARCH ON CHEMICAL INTERMEDIATES, vol.31, no.4-6, pp.535-553, 2005 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 31 Issue: 4-6
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1163/1568567053956680
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.535-553
  • Keywords: nanoparticle, photocatalysis, anatase, dye degradation, coating, TITANIA
  • Akdeniz University Affiliated: Yes


A total of 81 doped and undoped anatase nano-particles were synthesised by a precipitation/co-precipitation process followed by a hydrothermal treatment to obtain increased visible light photocatalytic activity. The screening process was performed utilising a high throughput analysis system based on the photometric monitoring of the photocatalytic degradation of organic dyes (Rhodamine B, Malachite Green, Acid Blue 29). Photocatalytically active coatings were prepared with selected catalysts with high and low rankings from the screening. Degradation experiments with stearic acid could confirm the varying grades of visible light activity as seen in the screening process.