Secondment to the Institute of Chemical Technology, Leipzig University


Ayesha Khan, NaMeS PhD student, participated in the secondment at the Institute of Chemical Technology, Leipzig University. During her secondments she has prepared TiO2/Chitosan: lignin photocatalyst using wet impregnation technique with subsequent hydrothermal treatment method. Finally, the prepared catalysts were characterized using X-ray Diffraction (XRD) analysis, Infrared (IR)- Attenuated Total Reflectance (ATR) analysis, Thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) specific surface area analysis and Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) analysis. It was found that wet impregnation technique could be used to immobilize TiO2 over chitosan-lignin composite.


1 Feb.- 31 May, 2019


Institute of Chemical Technology, Leipzig University, Germany


Ayesha Khan

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No. 711859.