Synthesis of High Performance Titania (TiO 2 ) Photocatalyst Using Microwave Assisted Synthesis (MAS) Method

Andrew Bedurus, Mohd Ariffin, Hasmizam Razali
In the present research, Microwave Assisted Synthesis(MAS) method is applied to synthesize high performance titania(TiO 2) at 150 o C with various heating time. Each prepared titania are characterized by SEM, XRD and N 2 sorption analysis(BET and BJH calculation). This study has shown that the prepared titania by MAS method heated at 150 o C with 4 hours treatment has the highest photocatalytic performance compared to the commercial TiO 2 and others titania described in this paper. The titania
more » ... paper. The titania has effectively reduced Rhodamine B dye up to 96.72% within 90 minutes. This might be due to several factors that improved the catalytic properties of the titania such as high crystallinity of analtase crystalline phase, small crystallite size and high pore volume.