Dataset for "Photocatalytic ZnO foams for micropollutant degradation"

Photocatalytic foams can concomitantly overcome the disadvantages of slurries and immobilised photocatalysts for water treatment. So far, foam synthesis has been restricted to nanoparticles grafting onto foam substrates. This approach can still release nanoparticles into the environment. The paper associated with this dataset, "Photocatalytic ZnO foams for micropollutant degradation" describes for the first time the synthesis of self-supporting, highly porous photocatalytic zinc oxide (ZnO) foams produced using a combination of liquid templating and sintering. Systematic changes in sintering times and temperature affected the foams’ morphology and structure, in turn controlling their photocatalytic activity (PCA) and stability.
This dataset contains the photocatalytic degradation and Carbamazepine calibration data underpinning these results, alongside measurements of Zn concentration in the solution after photocatalysis (ICP/MS), X-ray diffraction data, and Transmission and Scanning Electron Microscopy (TEM/SEM) images.

Catalysis and surfaces
Chemical reaction dynamics and mechanisms
Materials sciences

Cite this dataset as:
Tasso Guaraldo, T., Wenk, J., Mattia, D., 2021. Dataset for "Photocatalytic ZnO foams for micropollutant degradation". Bath: University of Bath Research Data Archive. Available from:


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Degradation results.xlsx
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The excel attached document contains information on the raw data.

BET data.xlsx
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XRD data.csv
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Original micrographs … manuscript.docx
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Jannis Wenk
University of Bath

Davide Mattia
University of Bath


University of Bath
Rights Holder


Collection date(s):

From 12 March 2018 to 19 December 2019


Data collection method:

All experimental details including sampling, procedures and methodologies are fully described in the associated manuscript.

Technical details and requirements:

All technical details are fully described in the associated manuscript. Origin Software (version 2017 Academic 64 bit) was used to create the Figures presented in the manuscript.

Additional information:

The spreadsheet contains the following tabs: • Data for photocatalytic degradation using ZnO foams in Figures 4, 5, 6 and 7 in the paper, respectively; • SEM and FE-SEM original micrographs in the manuscript (Figures 2 and 7) and ESI (Figure S.1 and Figure S.2); • X-ray diffraction data for Figure S.3 in the ESI; • BET data for Figure S.4 in the ESI; • HPLC calibration data for Carbamazepine; • Zn concentration calculations (ICP/MS); • Quantum efficiency.


Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)

Fellowship - Photocatalytic Anodic Membranes for Micropollutant Removal

Publication details

Publication date: 12 March 2021
by: University of Bath

Version: 1


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Related papers and books

Tasso Guaraldo, T., Wenk, J. and Mattia, D., 2021. Photocatalytic ZnO Foams for Micropollutant Degradation. Advanced Sustainable Systems, 5(5), p.2000208. Available from:

Contact information

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

Contact person: Thais Tasso Guaraldo


Faculty of Engineering & Design
Chemical Engineering

Research Centres & Institutes
Centre for Advanced Separations Engineering (CASE)