Dataset and figures for "Enhancing the Photo-corrosion Resistance of ZnO Nanowire Photocatalysts"

Dataset and figures for "Enhancing the Photo-corrosion Resistance of ZnO Nanowire Photocatalysts"

The results derived from this dataset open the way to more widespread use of stable, photo-corrosion resistant ZnO in the degradation of organic pollutants in water.

Zinc oxide (ZnO) displays superior properties as a photocatalyst for water treatment compared to widely used TiO2. More widespread application of ZnO, though, is hampered by its low stability and high photo-corrosion in aqueous environments, with the latter further enhanced under UV irradiation. The paper associated with this dataset, "Enhancing the Photo-corrosion Resistance of ZnO Nanowire Photocatalysts", shows for the first time that oxygen plasma post-treatment significantly enhances the photo-corrosion resistance of ZnO nanowire films in water under UV irradiation, while also leading to a 46% and 13% higher degradation of a model pollutant, phenol, compared to the as-produced and thermally annealed films, respectively, for the same irradiation time. This dataset contains the photodegradation and phenol calibration data underpinning these results, alongside measurements of Zn concentration in the solution after photocatalysis, X-ray diffraction data, hydrodynamics calculations, and Transmission and Scanning Electron Microscopy (TEM/SEM) images.

Subjects:
Catalysis and surfaces
Chemical reaction dynamics and mechanisms
Materials sciences

Cite this dataset as:
Taylor, C., Ramirez Canon, A., Wenk, J., Mattia, D., 2019. Dataset and figures for "Enhancing the Photo-corrosion Resistance of ZnO Nanowire Photocatalysts". Bath: University of Bath Research Data Archive. Available from: https://doi.org/10.15125/BATH-00675.

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Data set including raw XRD data, degradation data and calculations

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CSV versions of data including XRD data, degradation data and calculations

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Transmission and Scanning Electron Microscopy (TEM/SEM) images

Creators

Caitlin Taylor
University of Bath

Anyela M. Ramirez Canon
University of Bath

Jannis Wenk
University of Bath

Davide Mattia
University of Bath

Documentation

Data collection method:

All data collection methods and analytical steps are fully described in the associated manuscript.

Technical details and requirements:

All instrumentation details are fully described in the associated manuscript.

Additional information:

The spreadsheet contains the following tabs: - X-ray diffraction data for Figure 2 in the paper;* - data for photocatalytic degradation of ZnO_F and ZnO_W in Figures 4 and 6 in the paper, respectively;* - reactor calculations; - calibration data for phenol;* - attenuation factor calculations; - data and calculations for hydrodynamic values contained in paper;* - photodegradation data for Figure 7 in the paper;* - Zn concentration calculations. Data marked with an asterisk can also be found in CSV format in the accompanying zip file.

Funders

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
https://doi.org/10.13039/501100000266

EPSRC Doctoral Training Centre in Sustainable Chemical Technologies
EP/L016354/1

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
https://doi.org/10.13039/501100000266

Fellowship - Photocatalytic Anodic Membranes for Micropollutant Removal
EP/P031382/1

Publication details

Publication date: 19 June 2019
by: University of Bath

Version: 1

DOI: https://doi.org/10.15125/BATH-00675

URL for this record: https://researchdata.bath.ac.uk/id/eprint/675

Related articles

Taylor, C. M., Ramirez-Canon, A., Wenk, J. and Mattia, D., 2019. Enhancing the photo-corrosion resistance of ZnO nanowire photocatalysts. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 378, p.120799. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhazmat.2019.120799.

Contact information

Please contact the Research Data Service in the first instance for all matters concerning this item.

Contact person: Caitlin Taylor

Departments:

Faculty of Engineering & Design
Chemical Engineering

Research Centres & Institutes
Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies