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

Author(s) Zhou, S.; Xia, L.; Zhang, K.; Fu, Z.; Wang, Y.; Zhang, Q.; Zhai, L.; Mao, Y.; Xu, W.
Journal Carbohydr Polym
Date Published 2020 Mar 15
Abstract

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 TiO particles. The TiO-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 TiO-JE fibers for the photocatalytic degradation of dye-contaminated water in the sun, further confirming its practical application. The TiO decorated natural cellulosic JE fiber can be a promising material for photocatalysis and sustainable chemistry.

DOI 10.1016/j.carbpol.2020.115830
ISSN 1879-1344
Citation Zhou S, Xia L, Zhang K, Fu Z, Wang Y, Zhang Q, et al. Titanium dioxide decorated natural cellulosic Juncus effusus fiber for highly efficient photodegradation towards dyes. Carbohydr Polym. 2020;232:115830.

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