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Preliminary studies of photocatalytic activity of gypsum plasters containing TiO2 co-modified with nitrogen and carbon


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The conducted studies were focused on the development of the gypsum material exhibiting self-cleaning properties. To this end, the raw gypsum was mixed with unique TiO2-based photocatalysts, previously modified by nitrogen and/ or carbon doping. The photocatalytic activity of the obtained gypsum plasters was evaluated trough the degradation of model organic compound (Reactive Red 198) under UV-vis irradiation. The impact of the photocatalysts presence on the physicochemical properties of the obtained gypsum plasters was evaluated. Furthermore, the role of non-metals presence on the photocatalytic properties of the TiO2 was determined. It was confirmed that the addition of N,C co-modified titanium dioxide into gypsum bestows this material with self-cleaning properties. The highest dye removal rate was displayed by the gypsum plaster containing optimal amount (10 wt%) of co-modified TiO2/N,C photocatalyst, after 20 hours of UV-vis irradiation.









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  • West Pomeranian University of Technology, Szczecin, Institute of Chemical and Environmental Engineering,ul. Pułaskiego 10, 70-322 Szczecin, Poland
  • West Pomeranian University of Technology, Szczecin, Department of Sanitary Engineering, al. Piastów 50, 70-310 Szczecin, Poland
  • West Pomeranian University of Technology, Szczecin, Institute of Chemical and Environmental Engineering,
  • West Pomeranian University of Technology, Szczecin, Institute of Chemical and Environmental Engineering,
  • West Pomeranian University of Technology, Szczecin, Institute of Chemical and Environmental Engineering,
  • West Pomeranian University of Technology, Szczecin, Institute of Chemical and Environmental Engineering,
  • West Pomeranian University of Technology, Szczecin, Institute of Chemical and Environmental Engineering,


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