Titanium Dioxide: Chemical Properties, Applications and Environmental Effects


Jerri Brown (Editor)

Series: Chemistry Research and Applications
BISAC: SCI013000

Engineered nanomaterials (ENMs) have greatly impacted human society as well as natural environments over the past decade, due to their production on a massive scale to support the emerging markets for nanotechnology. Among these ENMs, titanium dioxide (TiO2) nanoparticles have been extensively employed in the development of novel solutions for photocatalytic applications in environmental remediation.

This book discusses the fate of TiO2 and its effects in natural environments. Some other topics discussed include indoor environment control with functional mortars; the production, properties and applications of TiO2; dye-sensitized TiO2 for gas detection; TiO2 induced photocatalytic reduction for organic synthesis; and the effects of TiO2 nanoparticles in the inflammatory process. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 – Engineered TiO2 Nanoparticles: Their Fate and Effects in Natural Aquatic Environments (pp. 1-20)
Xiaojia He and Huey-Min Hwang (Department of Biology, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS, USA)

Chapter 2 – Indoor Environment Control with Functional Mortars (pp. 21-48)
S. S. Lucas (University of Aveiro CICECO/Department of Civil Engineering, Campus Santiago, Portugal)

Chapter 3 – Titanium Dioxide-Based Photocatalysts for the Conversion of Water Pollutants (pp. 49-64)
C. G. Silva, S. A. C. Carabineiro, M. J. Lima, G. Dražić, J. L. Figueiredo and J. L. Faria (LCM – Laboratory of Catalysis and Materials – Associate Laboratory LSRE-LCM, Faculdade de Engenharia, Universidade do Porto, Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, Porto, Portugal, and others)

Chapter 4 – Photocatalytic Activity of Iron- and Sulfur- Co-Doped Coatings Prepared by Plasma Spraying (pp. 65-74)
P. Ctibor, Z. Pala and V. Stengl (Institute of Plasma Physics, ASCR, Praha, Czech Republic, and others)

Chapter 5 – Titanium Dioxide: Production, Properties and Applications (pp. 75-130)
V. I. Lakshmanan, Ashok Bhowmick and Md Abdul Halim (Process Research ORTECH Inc., Mississauga, Ontario, Canada)

Chapter 6 – Dye-Sensitized Titanium Dioxide for Gas Detection (pp. 131-146)
Xiaobo Zou, Yanxiao Li, Xiaowei Huang, Jiyong Shi and Jiewen Zhao (School of Food and Biological Engineering, Jiangsu University, Zhenjiang, Jiangsu, China)

Chapter 7 – Natural Zeolite Supported Ions Doped Nano TiO2 Photocatalyst: A Photocatalyst with Higher Recycling Efficiency, Adsorption and Photocatalytic Activities (pp. 147-156)
Cheng Wang and Huisheng Shi (School of Materials Science and Engineering, Shaanxi University of Science and Technology, Xi’an, China)

Chapter 8 – Titanium Dioxide-Induced Photoctalytic Reduction for Organic Synthesis (pp. 157-176)
Shigeru Kohtani and Hideto Miyabe (School of Pharmacy, Hyogo University of Health Sciences, Chuo-ku, Kobe, Japan)
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Chapter 9 – Nanosized Titania with Anatase Structure: Synthesis, Characterization, Applications and Environmental Effects (pp. 177-226)
G. M. Kuz’micheva, E. N. Domoroshchina, E. V. Savinkina and L. N. Obolenskaya (Lomonosov State University of Fine Chemical Technology, Moscow, Russia)

Chapter 10 – Effects of Titanium Dioxide Nanoparticles on the Inflammatory Process (pp. 227-250)
Elizabeth Huerta-García, Angélica Montiel-Dávalos, María del Pilar Ramos-Godínez, Ernesto Alfaro-Moreno and Rebeca López-Marure (Laboratorio de Biología Celular, Departamento de Fisiología, Instituto Nacional de Cardiología “Ignacio Chávez”, México, and others)

Chapter 11 – Titanium Dioxide for Visible-Light Photocatalytic Purification of Gaseous Indoor Air Pollutants (pp. 251-270)
Mark Daniel G. de Luna and Ming-Chun Lu (Department of Chemical Engineering, University of the Philippines, and others)

Chapter 12 – A Short Review: Synthesis of Anatase TiO2 and Its Compositeby Ionothermal System under Microwave Heating and Their Water Treatment Applications (pp. 271-292)
Po-I Liu, Li-Ching Chung, Hsin Shao, Teh-Ming Liang, Ren-Yang Horng, M. M. Chen-Chi and Min-Chao Chang (Material and Chemical Research Laboratories, Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), Hsinchu, Taiwan)


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