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Journal of Chemical Engineering & Process Technology

Journal of Chemical Engineering & Process Technology
Open Access

ISSN: 2157-7048


Metal oxides composites for use as photocatalysts

5th World Congress on Catalysis and Chemical Engineering

September 05-06, 2018 Tokyo, Japan

Sukon Phanichphant

Chiang Mai University, Thailand

Keynote: J Chem Eng Process Technol

Abstract :

Organic compounds from industries are one of the major causes of water pollution. Various strategies have been employed to remove these toxic compounds. One of the most interesting approaches is heterogeneous photocatalysis because the process is based on the use of solar energy, which is clean and abundant in nature. In this presentation synthesis and characterization of photocatalysts based on semiconducting metal oxides composites are presented. Synthetic techniques are hydrothermal, sonochemical, precipitation and sol-gel methods. Semiconducting metal oxides composites of interest include BiVO4/TiO2 composite; core-shell Fe3O4/SiO2/CeO2 composite, CeO2/SiO2 composite and GO/CeO2 composite. Photodegradation of dyes using the nanocomposites are discussed in terms of kinetics studies.

Biography :

Sukon Phanichphant is a Professor in Materials Science at Materials Science Research Center, Faculty of Science, Chiang Mai University, Thailand. She is currently working as a Senior Researcher. Her research interests include synthesis and characterization of nanoparticles/composites for use in catalysis, medical and sensor applications as well as synthesis and characterization of conducting polymer for light-emitting devices.