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Titanium dioxide decorated natural cellulosic Juncus effusus fiber for highly efficient photodegradation towards dyes

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posted on 2020-03-15, 00:00 authored by S Zhou, Liangjun Xia, K Zhang, Z Fu, Y Wang, Q Zhang, L Zhai, Y Mao, W Xu
© 2020 Elsevier Ltd The removal of dyes via photocatalytic degradation has been identified as an eco-friendly method for producing clean and purified water. Natural cellulosic fibers are significant renewable resource and important in a wide range of applications. Herein, we report a natural cellulosic Juncus effusus (JE) fiber with 3D network structure as a framework to provide controllable space for the growth of TiO2 particles. The TiO2-JE showed remarkable activity in the removal of C.I. Reactive Red 120 (RR120), C.I. Direct Yellow 12 (DY12), and methylene blue (MB) with a photodegradation efficiency of 99.9 % under simulated sunlight irradiation. Additionally, an orientate fabric was fabricated using the prepared TiO2-JE fibers for the photocatalytic degradation of dye-contaminated water in the sun, further confirming its practical application. The TiO2 decorated natural cellulosic JE fiber can be a promising material for photocatalysis and sustainable chemistry.

History

Journal

Carbohydrate Polymers

Volume

232

Article number

115830

Pagination

1 - 9

Publisher

Elsevier

Location

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

ISSN

0144-8617

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal