, Volume 26, Issue 10, pp 6035–6047 | Cite as

Biomass-derived porous ZrTiO4 nanotubes with controlled wall-thickness for enhanced photocatalytic activity

  • Jingwen Chen
  • Chujun Hou
  • Yakang Zhang
  • Song Xu
  • Chao Yao
  • Man ZhouEmail author
  • Zhongyu LiEmail author
Original Research


We present a novel and facile fabrication of wall-thickness controlled ZrTiO4 nanotubes (ZTNTs) using bacterial cellulose (BC) as a template. Unique porous thin-walls and interconnected channels within ZTNTs contribute a lot to the enhanced photodegradation activity. The roles of the wall-thicknesses in physicochemical properties as well as photocatalytic activities were careful investigated which might extend the synthesis of other nanotubes with higher catalytic performance.


ZrTiO4 Porous nanotubes Biomass template Interconnected channels Photocatalysis 



This work was financially supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China (21805015), Natural Science Foundation of Jiangsu Province (BK20180962), and Natural Science Foundation of the Higher Education Institutions of Jiangsu Province (17KJB150001).

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The authors declare that they have no competing interests.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Jiangsu Key Laboratory of Advanced Catalytic Materials and Technology, School of Petrochemical EngineeringChangzhou UniversityChangzhouChina
  2. 2.Advanced Catalysis and Green Manufacturing Collaborative Innovation CenterChangzhou UniversityChangzhouChina
  3. 3.School of Environmental and Safety EngineeringChangzhou UniversityChangzhouChina

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