A series of nanocrystalline titanium oxide materials with anatase structure was collected by purchasing the commercial products and by solvothermal synthesis. Characterization of these materials by XRD, HRTEM and N2-adsorption-desorption techniques showed that they displayed 10-30 nm crystal size, total surface area of 30-150 m2/g and the share of total surface area represented by  facets varied in range of 30-65%. The exposed surface of  facets in selected TiO2 materials varied in range of 9-94 m2/g. Testing of these materials as catalysts in catalytic wet peroxide oxidation of phenol revealed a stright correlation between the rate of phenol mineralization (concversion of TOC) and the value of exposed surface of  facets.
|Title of host publication||Chemical Engineering Transactions|
|Editors||Angelo Chianese, Elisabetta Petrucci, Marco Stoller, Luca Di Palma|
|Publisher||Italian Association of Chemical Engineering - AIDIC|
|Number of pages||6|
|State||Published - 1 Mar 2016|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Chemical Engineering (all)