Thu Dau Mot University Journal of Science


By Le Thi Pho
DOI: 10.37550/tdmu.EJS/2024.02.556


Diatomite from Tuy An district, Phu Yen province, with different purities and diatom integrity as catalyst carriers, were adopted to prepare TNTs/g-C3N4 composite catalysts by a sol-gel method, with an optimal weight ratio of 1:1 for TNTs/g-C3N4 and diatomite. Compared with pure TNTs, g-C3N4, and TNTs/g-C3N4, the obtained composite photocatalysts exhibited lower photocatalytic performance under the same conditions and NO removal within 30 min under visible light. The NO gas treatment efficiency under the same conditions with different catalyst supports only decreases by approximately 18% at a reaction rate of 0.0950 min-1. This research on composite photocatalysts is a promising step towards practical environmental remediation. The use of diatomite as a carrier for photocatalytic materials is particularly noteworthy, as it is a naturally available and cost-effective source of materials. However, further improvements in the photocatalytic performance of the composite material are necessary to fully realize its potential in environmental remediation, including removing NOx and other pollutants. Overall, this study provides valuable insights into the influence of carriers on the photocatalytic activity of composite photocatalysts and lays the foundation for future research in this field.

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Thu Dau Mot University, Viet Nam

Honorary Editor-in-Chief and Chairman of the Editorial Board

Assoc. Prof. Nguyen Van Hiep

Deputy Editor-in-Chief

PhD. Trần Hạnh Minh Phương
Thu Dau Mot University

Editorial Board

Prof. Tran Van Doan
Fujen University, Taiwan
Prof. Zafar Uddin Ahmed
Vietnam National University Ho Chi Minh City

Prof.Dr. Phillip G.Cerny
The University of Manchester, United Kingdom
Prof. Ngo Van Le
University of Social Sciences and Humanities (VNU-HCM)

Prof. Bui The Cuong
Southern Institute of Social Sciences​​​​​​​
Prof. Le Quang Tri
Can Tho University

Assoc. Prof. Nguyen Van Duc
Animal Husbandry Association of Vietnam
Assoc. Prof. Ted Yuchung Liu
National Pingtung University, Taiwan

PhD. Anita Doraisami
Economics Monash University, Australia
Prof. Dr. Andrew Seddon
Asia Pacific University of Technology & innovation (APU)

Assoc. Prof. Le Tuan Anh
Thu Dau Mot University
Prof. Abtar Darshan Singh
Asia Pacific University, Malaysia

Prof.Dr. Ron W.Edwards
The University of Melbourne, Australia
Assoc. Prof. Hoang Xuan Nien
Thu Dau Mot University

PhD. Nguyen Duc Nghia
Vietnam National University Ho Chi Minh City
PhD. Bao Dat
Monash University (Australia)

PhD. Raqib Chowdhury
Monash University (Australia)
PhD. Nguyen Hoang Tuan
Thu Dau Mot University

PhD. Nguyen Thi Lien Thuong
Thu Dau Mot University


Nguyen Thi Man
Thu Dau Mot University