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Sonochemical synthesis of Au-TiO2 nanoparticles for the sonophotocatalytic degradation of organic pollutants in aqueous environment

Sambandam Anandan, Muthupandian Ashokkumar



Au-TiO2 photocatalysts were sonochemically prepared by three different procedures and their photocatalytic and sonophotocatalytic efficiencies were evaluated by studying the degradation of a representative organic pollutant, nonylphenol ethoxylate (NPE) surfactant in aqueous solutions. In the first procedure, Au-TiO2 nanoparticles were prepared by depositing sonochemically synthesized gold nanoparticles on Degussa P25 TiO2 by stirring in the absence of an ultrasonic field. In the second procedure, Au nanoparticles were sonochemically synthesized and simultaneously deposited on Degussa P25 TiO2 particles. In the third procedure, Au-TiO2 nanoparticles were sonochemically synthesized by the sim..

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Awarded by Department of Science and Technology (DST), New Delhi

Funding Acknowledgements

The authors thank Department of Science and Technology (DST), New Delhi (INT/AUS/P-1/07 dated 19th Sep 2007) and Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research (DIISR), Australia for the sanction of India-Australian strategic research fund for their collaborative research. Also the author SA, thank Prof. Dr. M. Chidambaram, Director, NIT, Trichy, for sanctioning TEQIP abroad visit to University of Melbourne, Australia and also for inviting MA to NIT, Trichy under TEQIP visiting professor programme.