Electrophoretic Deposition (EPD) for Photocatalytic Applications

Nyongesa FW, Nyaga WG, Aduda BO. "Electrophoretic Deposition (EPD) for Photocatalytic Applications.". In: 6TH EDWARD BOUCHET-ABDUS SALAM INSTITUTE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE. iThemba LABS, Cape Town, South Africa; 2007.

Date Presented:

23-26 Jan


In this study, the critical deposition parameters of electrophoretic deposition (EPD) of materials are reviewed and its potential use in the production of thin films for photocatalytic oxidation of organic compounds are analyzed. In a case study, EPD was used to obtain titanium dioxide (TiO2) coatings on glass substrates using colloidal suspensions of TiO2 nanoparticles in ethanol with addition of iodine. The deposit parameters were optimized to obtain homogeneous and strongly adhered TiO2 thin films. The factors that determine the efficiency of TiO2 in the decomposition of organic contaminants are also presented.

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