In recent years, composite semiconductor photocatalytic materials have received significant attention as a novel type of materials and technical means. So in this work, CdS-modified TiO2 nanowires are fabricated on natural zeolite by simple sol-gel and hydrothermal synthesis method. This novel composite semiconductor photocatalytic material has almost solved the shortcomings of pure TiO2, such as easy cohesion, low utilization rate, and exceedingly weak photocatalytic activities under visible light. The degradation efficiency of methylene blue dye in water is near to 90% with CdS-modified TiO2 nanowires/zeolite composite materials after 60 min under visible light, which indicated its huge potential application in wastewater treatment.
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance|
|State||Published - Feb 2015|
- TiO nanowires
- wastewater treatment