Mesoporous titania nanofibers by solution blow spinning
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Fast and large-scale production of mesoporous titania nanofibers was achieved by solution blow spinning. The blow spinning setup provides a method to prepare titania nanofibers in a safe and scalable way without using a high-voltage electric field. Titania microstructure and porosity can be modified by adding a suitable template, such as pluronic polymers. The blow spun titania nanofibers had a good performance on the photocatalytic degradation of tetracycline and could be easily removed from the tetracycline aqueous solution due to their large aspect ratio. Solution blow spinning method has a great potential for the large-scale production of titania nanofibers with good photocatalytic properties.
KeywordsSol-gel Ceramic nanofibers Photocatalyst Tetracycline Pluronic polymers
The authors wish to thank CONACYT-Mexico for its support through CB-239354 project and Mario Hernandez for his 3D model of the spinneret. R. Cruz-Silva thanks the support of the Center of Innovation Program from Japan Science and Technology Agency, JST.
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The authors declare that they have no competing interests.