Synthesis and characteristic of a composite based on metal oxides and silica for use in photocatalysis and capturing pollutants

Our group’s motto in abbreviated form is (CEP) which we interpret as contamination, experimentation and purification. After discovering a gigantic environmental problem, which is water CONTAMINATION by polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and nanoplastics, we decided to take the initiative and started our own EXPERIMENTS which enabled us to develop the nanoparticles (NPs) which have the ability to PURIFY water. Our aim was to synthesize NPs that will show photocatalytic, ferromagnetic, sorption and antibacterial properties. As a thoughtful young scientist we decided to use truly exotic metal oxides combined with porous matrix – colloidal silica, which gave us the opportunity to create the composite showing all of these properties and at the same time being innovative on a global scale.

Category: CHEMISTRY Country: POLAND Year: 2021


Jakub Lewandowski

Igor Piotr Jaszczyszyn