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SURFACTANT TEMPLATED SOL-GEL SYNTHESIS OF MESOPOROUS TIO2 PHOTOCATALYSTS AND THEIR APPLICATION IN THE DESTRUCTION OF CYANOBACTERIAL TOXINS
CHOI, H., M. G. ANTONIOU, A. A. DELACRUZ, J. A. SHOEMAKER, AND D. D. DIONYSIOU. SURFACTANT TEMPLATED SOL-GEL SYNTHESIS OF MESOPOROUS TIO2 PHOTOCATALYSTS AND THEIR APPLICATION IN THE DESTRUCTION OF CYANOBACTERIAL TOXINS. Presented at 232th American Chemical Society National Meeting, San Francisco, CA, September 10 - 14, 2006.
The major objective for this task is to develop analytical methods to detect problematic cyanotoxins in water. A preconcentration/extraction procedure will be initially developed to remove interfering substances with the detection of cyanotoxins in various water matrices. These methods will be used to determine the occurrence/prevalence of cyanotoxins in water and in the cyanobacterial cell culture collection in-house, and compare with the effectiveness of innovative detection methods developed for biological toxins.
In the symposium, we will present the synthesis and properties of the mesoporous TIO2 films and membranes and fundamental and systematic study on the decomposition pathway of such biological toxins.