This invention describes the applications of TiO2-containing, macro-sized nanostructures in the fields including photocatalysis, information writing-erasing-rewriting, microfiltration, controlled drug release, and tire making. In one aspect, the present invention relates to a method of photocatalytically decomposing organic pollutants. The method includes the steps of mixing a solution containing organic pollutants and a plurality of TiO2-containing, macro-sized nanostructures to form a mixture and exposing the mixture to UV irradiation to decompose the organic pollutants.
Chemistry and Biochemistry
(UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION, ; TIAN, Z., RYAN)
Tian, Z. Ryan, "TiO2 nanostructures, membranes and films, and applications of same" (2011). Patents Granted. 71.