Sulfated TiO2 Decontaminate 2-CEES and DMMP in Vapor Phase
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An acid photocatalyst TiO2, modified with H2SO4, is prepared and used to decontaminate Chemical Warfare Agents (CWAs) simulants 2-CEES (2-chloroethyl ethyl sulfide) and DMMP (dimethyl methylphosphonate) in vapor phase. Compared with the unmodified pure TiO2 photocatalyst, the adsorption capacity on the sulfated photocatalyst increases by 50%, and the conversion for 2-CEES increases more than 20%. It is found that the durability for decontaminating DMMP is delayed by 200 min with the modified photocatalyst. The surface characteristics of the photocatalysts are analyzed by XPS and FT-IR. The results show that more Lewis and Brönsted acid sites, considered to be responsible for improving the reactivity performance of photocatalysts, are formed on the sulfated TiO2.
KeywordsPhotocatalysis Decontamination Sulfated TiO2 DMMP 2-CEES
The work described here is financially supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Nos. 20473113).