A review on photocatalytic performance of TiO2nanotubes derived from hydrothermal process

Al Fitra Rizqon Robby, Latifa Hanum Lalasari, Nofrijon Sofyan, Donanta Dhaneswara, Akhmad Herman Yuwono

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Titanium dioxide (TiO2) nanotube is a one-dimensional (1D) form of TiO2 in nanometer scale with numerous applications. This study aims to determine the correlation between the properties of TiO2 nanotube and its photocatalytic performance. The properties of TiO2 nanotubes which include crystallite size, surface area, band gap energy, phase composition and doping elements affect its performance either for better or worse. This study confirmed that the optimum level for calcination process for the nanotubes was in the temperature range of 400-600°C, while the largest surface area corresponded strongly with high level of photocatalytic activity. Furthermore, in terms of band gap energy, the nanomaterial with the smallest value does not necessarily have the best performance although, it was important for the nanotubes to have small value. From the results obtained, it was observed that phase composition plays a key role where the highest photocatalytic performance was achieved by the nanomaterial with high anatase-low rutile combination. It was discovered that there were several variations regarding the optimal crystallite size needed to achieve the highest photocatalytic performance. However, doping was found to be beneficial for enhancing the photocatalytic performance of TiO2 nanotubes. Furthermore, it was observed that in order to obtain the best photocatalytic performance, the properties of TiO2 nanotubes should work in "harmony"since they had no advantage over each other.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Metallurgy and Engineering Materials
Subtitle of host publicationCharacterizations and Innovation
EditorsJaka Fajar Fatriansyah, Deni Ferdian, Wahyuaji Narottama Putra, Akhmad Herman Yuwono, Donanta Dhaneswara, Nofrijon Sofyan
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9780735444669
Publication statusPublished - 9 May 2023
EventInternational Meeting on Advances in Metallurgy and Materials 2020, i-MAMM 2020 - Virtual, Online
Duration: 16 Nov 202017 Nov 2020

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616


ConferenceInternational Meeting on Advances in Metallurgy and Materials 2020, i-MAMM 2020
CityVirtual, Online


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