Preparation and Adsorption-photocatalytic Activity Evaluation of TiO2-Coconut Shell Powder Composite (TCSPC)

TiO2-Coconut Shell Powder Carbon 복합체 (TCSPC) 제조 및 흡착 광촉매 산화 활성 평가

  • Lee, Min Hee (Department of Urban & Environmental Engineering, Incheon National University) ;
  • Kim, Jong Kyu (Department of Civil Engineering, Kyungnam University)
  • 이민희 (인천대학교 도시환경공학과) ;
  • 김종규 (경남대학교 토목공학과)
  • Received : 2015.04.30
  • Accepted : 2015.06.29
  • Published : 2015.06.30


A novel $TiO_2$-Coconut Shell Powder Composite (TCSPS), prepared by the controlled sol-gel method with subsequent heat treatment, was evaluated as an innovative photocatalytic absorbent for the removal of methylene blue. Optimal preparation conditions of TCSPC were obtained by a response surface methodology and a central composite design model. As compared with the results obtained from one-factor-at-a-time experiments, the values were approximated to the nearest condition of these values and the following experimental parameters were set as the optimum : $600^{\circ}C$ calcination temperature and 20 g of coconut shell powder loading amount.


Adsorption;Photocatalysis;Coconut Shell Powder;Central Composite Design


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