Investigation of photocatalytic degradation of methylene blue by titanium dioxide composites

AKYOL E., Tonbul G.

Bulgarian Chemical Communications, vol.53, no.4, pp.453-455, 2021 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 53 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.34049/bcc.53.4.t001
  • Journal Name: Bulgarian Chemical Communications
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.453-455
  • Keywords: Barium sulfate, Hydroxyapatite, Nanocomposites, Photocatalytic, Titanium dioxide
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes


© 2021 Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Union of Chemists in Bulgaria.In this study, titanium dioxide (TiO2) nanoparticles were prepared from titanium powder by a simple flame transfer method. Hydroxyapatite (HAp) and barium sulfate (BaSO4) were used to prepare titanium dioxide nanocomposites and their characterization was performed by using X-ray diffraction, Fourier transform infrared resonance (FT-IR) and BET surface area analysis techniques. The effect of HAp/TiO2 and BaSO4/TiO2 nanocomposites on the degradation of methylene blue was investigated. It was observed that the photocatalytic properties of nanocomposites with hydroxyapatite and barium sulfate were slightly better when compared to pure titanium dioxide.