Preparation and Photocatalytic Property of Platinum-Modified TiO2 Ceramic Film Using Different Compound Techniques
The anodized TiO2 ceramic film was post-treated by photoreduction and ion sputtering, respectively, to deposit platinum on the surface of the films. Surface morphology, the main elements of the films and platinum distribution on the film surface were investigated by scanning electron microscopy and energy dispersive spectroscopy. The phase composition of the films was examined by X-ray diffraction. The photocatalytic activity was compared through the effect of the films on photocatalytic (PC) degradation rate of the humic acid. The results showed that both films were composed of Pt5Ti3, rutile (R) TiO2 and anatase (A) TiO2, and the content of TiO2 (R) of the film prepared by photoreduction was a little more than that of the film by ion sputtering. Compared with Pt on the Pt-TiO2 ceramic film by photoreduction, Pt on the Pt-TiO2 film by ion sputtering dispersed more evenly and the grains were much smaller. Pt particulates in the film post-treated by ion sputtering were more strongly combined with the film than those by photoreduction. Besides, the PC degradation rate of humic acid by both Pt-TiO2 films were higher than that by TiO2 film, and Pt-TiO2 film by ion sputtering had higher catalytic activity and longer using life than that by photoreduction.
Wei Pan and Jianghong Gong
Y. L. Jiang et al., "Preparation and Photocatalytic Property of Platinum-Modified TiO2 Ceramic Film Using Different Compound Techniques", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 336-338, pp. 1939-1942, 2007