ELECTROSPUN TITANIUM DIOXIDE FIBRES FOR POME TREATMENT
Nanotitania has been developed as photocatalytic materials capable of selfcleaning, air purification, water purification, anti-bacteria, anti-fungus and other functions.
Nanoparticles have been drawing the researchers and governmental officials’ attention on
the nano risks. It is a very challenging and expensive task to gauge and study the nano risk.
In view of this, nanotitania was synthesized and prepared as suspension with PVP solution.
The mixture was set to electro-spining into fibre at 18kV. The e-spun fibre was subjected
to differential thermal analysis to obtain the sintering profile for obtaing sintered titania
fibres. The titania fibres were sintered at 500oC. The sintered phases and microstructural
of titania fibres were analysed by using X-ray diffractometer and scanning electron microscope.
The electrospun coated nanotitania fibres had shown low contact angle and reduction of
COD in the POME treatment process.