عنوان مقاله [English]
The world's population is rising and supplies of drinking water are declining. Water pollution by pesticides is considered as one of the environmental problemsand the removal of pesticides from water sources has
been of interest to researchers. One of the methods for removing toxins from water sources is the use of catalyst and photocatalyst materials. One of the most widely used materials in this field is titanium dioxide, which has been one of great interest to researchers for its photocatalytic properties. Studies have shown that this substance is used to remove phenol. However, few studies have been carried out to remove Carbendazim. In this research, it has been attempted to study and analyze the conditions for removal and degradation of Carbendazim as a pollutant by obtaining a catalyst based on titanium dioxide with a nanostructure. For this purpose, Titanium dioxide nanoparticles were synthesized by sol-gel methodand some copper was added as a pollutant. To identify and study the X-ray diffraction patterns (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), infrared (IR) spectroscopy, porosimetry (BET), ultraviolet-visible spectroscopy (UV-VIS) and energy X-ray Diffraction (EDX) was used. The results showed that the synthesized nanoparticle size was about 40-50 nm and the morphology of particles is spherical. The synthesized catalyst at 400 ° C had anatase phase. The anatase phase of this material was used for degradation of Carbendazim under photocatalytic conditions and the p < /span>H parameter was also optimized. In fact, with the increase of the copper impurity at the value of 0.5 gr, the optical band gap has decreased and the absorbance has been shifted to the bulkier wavelengths. So, titania-copper composite with anatase phase and degradation of fungicidal Carbendazim with 88% yield, it can be used as a nanostructure photocatalyst for the removal of water pollutants.