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Synthesis of TiO2 Nanoparticles using Sol-Gel Method for the Treatment of Pharmaceutical Wastewater

Author(s):

G Neha Mallika , JNTUA College of Engineering, Anantapur; Dr. T Bala Narsaiah, JNTUA College of Engineering, Anantapur

Keywords:

Nanoparticles, TiO2, Photo catalyst, sol-gel method, Pharmaceutical wastewater

Abstract

Water is one of the earth's most precious and threatened resource. During the past few decades, pharmaceutical industries have registered quantum jump contributing to high economic growth, but simultaneously it has given rise to severe environmental pollution. Many conventional and non-conventional treatment processes are available to deal with the wide array of waste produced from this industry. However, Nanomaterials have attracted much attention in the recent years due to their unique properties such as high surface to volume ratio, improved conductivity, optical properties and structural properties. In the present work, synthesis of TiO2 nanoparticles via a facile sol-gel method is carried out. The prepared photo catalyst is characterised by UV, XRD, SEM and FTIR analysis. These findings could be utilized in the successful development of TiO2 photo catalyst in the treatment of real pharmaceutical effluent.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV5I60128
Published in: Volume : 5, Issue : 6
Publication Date: 01/09/2017
Page(s): 498-501

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