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Nano-Clean: Titanium Dioxide Nanoparticles Via Sol–Gel for Effective Pollutant Removal

Year 2023, Volume: 3 Issue: 2, 61 - 66, 31.12.2023


The research focused on the hydrothermal synthesis of titanium dioxide (TiO2) nanoparticles, with a detailed analysis of their chemical attributes through Fourier transform infrared and ultraviolet–visible diffuse reflectance spectroscopy, emphasizing the optical features. The nanoparticles’ high purity was further affirmed by energy-dispersive X-ray analysis. Transmission electron microscopy revealed spherical particles measuring ≥80 nm. Furthermore, X-ray diffraction and Raman analyses show the anatase structure of the nanomaterial. Under exposure to ultraviolet light, the photocatalytic assessment of 100 mg of the as-synthesized TiO2 nanoparticles exhibited an impressive efficiency of 77%-90%, successfully removing 30 ppm each of rhodamine B, nonylphenol, roxarsone, and ciprofloxacin within a 105-minute timeframe.


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Primary Language English
Subjects Micro and Nanosystems
Journal Section Research Articles

Bachir YAOU BALARABE This is me

Irédon ADJAMA This is me

Moumouni Wagé ABDOUL RAZAK This is me

Hassimi MOUSSA This is me

Abdoul Bari IDI AWALI This is me

Maman Nasser ILLIASSOU OUMAROU This is me

Publication Date December 31, 2023
Submission Date September 11, 2023
Published in Issue Year 2023 Volume: 3 Issue: 2