Plasma generation in liquid as a new efficient synthesis approach of titania–zinc ferrite nano(photo)catalyst

Maria Ignat, Petrisor Samoila, Cristina Coromelci, Liviu Sacarescu, Iuliean Asaftei, Valeria Harabagiu, Camelia Miron

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In the past years, an important problem that requires solutions at the global scale is the environmental pollution. This work describes a possible approach toward finding such solutions based on nanophotocatalysts with improved activity. Thus, the present study reports a new and efficient synthesis procedure for titania–zinc ferrite nanocomposite with enhanced photodegradation activity. The method is based on the liquid phase plasma technique and follows a bottom-up scheme. The resulted materials have been compared with those synthesized by the ultrasound-assisted method. Using the plasma-assisted procedures in the fabrication of an efficient nano(photo)catalyst decreases considerably the reaction time. The liquid phase plasma generates nanoparticles with enhanced structural, textural, and morphological properties as demonstrated by X-ray diffraction, nitrogen sorption, transmission electron microscopy, and small-angle X-ray scattering.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)310-317
Number of pages8
JournalComptes Rendus Chimie
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Mar
Externally publishedYes


  • Liquid phase plasma
  • Reaction time
  • Rhodamine 6G
  • Titania–zinc ferrite nanocomposites
  • Visible light photocatalyst

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)


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