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Influence of the structural and surface properties on photocatalytic activity of TiO2:Nd thin films

., Kaczmarek, D., Domaradzki, J., Mazur, M., Morawski, A., Janus, M., Prociów, E. & Gemmellaro, P. (2012). Photocatalytic properties of transparent TiO2 coatings doped with neodymium, Pol. J. Chem. Technol. 14(3), 1-7. DOI: 10.2478/v10026-012-0077-2. 22. Wojcieszak, D., Kaczmarek, D., Domaradzki, J. & Mazur, M. (2013). Correlation of Photocatalysis and Photoluminescence Effect in Relation to the Surface Properties of TiO2:Tb Thin Films, Int. J. Photoenergy 2013, Article ID 526140. http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/526140 23. Wojcieszak, D., Mazur

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Drying of binary thin film polymeric coatings: an experimental study

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Influence of nanocrystalline structure and surface properties of TiO2 thin films on the viability of L929 cells

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Cold plasma in the nanotechnology of catalysts

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Isolation of 1,2-epoxybutane-3-ol and 2,3-epoxybutane-1-ol from post-reaction mixtures

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Reclamation from palm oil mill effluent using an integrated zero discharge membrane-based process

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This research emphasizes eloquently on membrane technology for treatment of palm oil mill effluent (POME) as it is the Malaysia’s largest and most important agro based industry. Findings established significant quality improvement with an efficient recovery of water from palm oil mill via innovative membrane application. Conventional bio-methods, whilst adhering to the Department of Environment’s (DOE) discharge regulations, produces brownish liquid which pales in comparison to the crystal clear water obtained through membrane treatment. The pre-treatment process consists of coagulation-flocculation using green environmental coagulant bases such as Moringa oleifera (MO) seeds. The ultrafiltration polyvinylidene difluoride (PVDF) and thin film composite (TFC) reverse osmosis were vital for the membrane processes. The system gave 99% suspended solids reduction in suspended solid and 78% of water present was successfully recovered. This technology guarantees water recovery with drinking water quality; meeting the US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) standard or could be recycled into the plant with sludge utilization for palm oil estates, thus enabling the concept of zero discharge to be executed in the industries. In addition, green and healthy antioxidants such as oil and beta-carotene can be recovered from POME further demonstrate. Silica gel showed better performance in separation of carotenes from oil at temperature 40°C using adsorption chromatography with 1154.55 ppm. The attractiveness of this technology, enabling the utilization of reuse of agricultural waste into potentially value added products.

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Infiuence of Hydrogen on the Properties of Nanostructured C-Pd Films for Sensing Applications

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Titania/mesoporous silica nanotubes with efficient photocatalytic properties

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Synthesis, characterization of Hollandite Ag2Mn8O16 on TiO2 nanotubes and their photocatalytic properties for Rhodamine B degradation

.electacta.2013.04.072. 3. Yao, Y., Li, K., Chen, S., Jia, J., Wang, Y. & Wang, H. (2012). Decolorization of hodamine B in a thin-film photo-electrocatalytic (PEC) reactor with slant-placed TiO 2 nano-tubes electrode. J. Chem. Eng. 187, 29–35. DOI: 10.1016/j.cej.2012.01.056. 4. Sun, S., Chen, C., Sun, J., Peng, Q., Lü, K. & Deng, K. (2013). Enhancement of catalytic degradation of Rhodamine B under sunlight with Au loading TiO 2 nanotube arrays. J. Procedia Environ. Sci. 18, 620–624. DOI: 10.1016/j.proenv.2013.04.085. 5. Cheng, X., Liu, H., Chen, Q., Li

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The Influence of Technological PVD Process Parameters on the Topography, Crystal and Molecular Structure of Nanocomposite Films Containing Palladium Nanograins

sensing with single palladium nanowires. Appl. Phys. Lett. 94, 22, 223110. DOI: 10.1063/1.3132064. 4. Joshi, R.K., Krishnan, S., Yoshimura, M. & Kumar, A. (2009). Pd Nanoparticles and thin films for room temperature hydrogen sensor. Nanoscale Res. Lett. 4, 1191-1196. DOI: 10.1007/s11671-009-9379-6. 5. Zhao, Z., Knight, M., Kumar, S., Eisenbraun, E.T. & Carpenter, M.A. (2006). Humidity effects on Pd/Au-based all-optical hydrogen sensors, Sens. and Actuators B: Chem. 129, 726-733. DOI: 10.1016/j.snb.2007.09.032. 6. Czerwosz

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