• Jung, Oh-Jin (School of Environmental Engineering, Chosun University) ;
  • Kim, Sam-Hyeok (School of Environmental Engineering, Chosun University) ;
  • Jo, Ji-Eun (School of Environmental Engineering, Chosun University) ;
  • Hwang, Chul-Ho (School of Environmental Engineering, Chosun University)
  • Published : 2002.12.31


Chemical vapor deposition (CVD), ion beam sputtering (IBS) and sol-gel method were used to prepare TiO$_2$ thin films for degradation of hazardous organic compounds exemplified by 2-chlorophenol (2-CP). The influence of supporting materials and coating methods on the photocatalytic activity of the TiO$_2$ thin films were also studied. TiO$_2$ thin films were coated onto various supporting materials including steel cloth (SS), copper cloth, quartz glass tube (QGT), and silica gel (SG). Results indicate that SS (37 μm)- TiO$_2$ thin film prepared by IBS method improves the photodegradation of 2-CP. Among all supporting materials studied, SS(37 μm) is found to be the best support.


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