Photocatalytic oxidation of gas-phase elemental mercury by nanotitanosilicate fibers

Seok Ho Jeon, Yujin Eom, Tai Gyu Lee

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Photocatalytic fibers were generated from the continuous evaporation of titanium tetraisopropoxide with tetraethyl orthosilicate through a flame burner. The morphology, the crystal form, and the components of the nanotitanosilicate fibers were analyzed by Raman spectroscopy, Field emission-scanning electron microscope, X-ray diffraction, and Brunauer-Emmett-Teller surface area analysis. The nanotitanosilicates prepared by three different carrier gases (air, N2, and Ar) were tested for their photocatalytic ability to remove/oxidize gas-phase elemental mercury. Under UV black light, the Hg0 capture efficiencies were 78%, 86%, and 85% for air, N2, and Ar, respectively. For air, the value was close to 90%, even under household fluorescent light. The Hg0 capture efficiency by nanotitanosilcate was measured under fluorescent light, UV black light, and sunlight.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)969-974
Number of pages6
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Mar

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Funding Information:
This work was supported by Ministry of Environment as “The Eco-technopia 21 project” (No. 2007-01003-0059-0).

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Pollution
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis


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