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.
Date made available12 Mar 2021
PublisherUniversity of Bath
Date of data production12 Mar 2018 - 19 Dec 2019

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