Papers by Keyword: Visible-Light Photocatalysis

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Authors: Pei Song Tang, Hai Feng Chen, Feng Cao, Guo Xiang Pan, Min Hong Xu
Abstract: The Nano-Bi2MoO6 was prepared using Bi(NO3)3•5H2O and Na2MoO4•2H2O as starting materials by a hydrothermal process. The prepared Bi2MoO6 product was characterized by powder X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and UV-visible diffuse reflectance spectroscopy (DRS). It was found that the prepared nano-Bi2MoO6 show narrow band gap of 2.88 eV. Consequently, the prepared nano-Bi2MoO6 show high visible-light photocatalytic activity for decomposition of Rhodamine B in comparison with the commercial Degussa P25, which was ascribed to the visible-light absorption.
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Authors: Pei Song Tang, Zhe Hao Wang, Jia Ni Ying, Chao Wan Tang, Qian Yang
Abstract: TbFeO3 nanoparticles were synthesized using Tb4O7 and Fe (NO3)3·9H2O as the main raw material by a one-step microwave process. The prepared nanoparticles were characterized by thermogravimetric and differential thermal analysis (TG-DTA), powder X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR). XRD and SEM demonstrate the successful synthesis of single phase TbFeO3 and an average grain size of 40-100 nm in diameter. The single phase structure of TbFeO3 was yet maintained after calcination at 800 °C. The photocatalytic experiment shows the high visible-light photocatalytic activity for the decomposition of methyl orange.
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Authors: Hong Quan Liu, Fang Lian, Lin Zhang, Meng Liu
Abstract: Polyaniline sensitized titania thin film were fabricated by spin-coating from Ti-precursor containing PEG as surfactant via a sol-gel technique, in which titania-sol was synthesized by hydrolysis of tetrabutyl titanate in water-alcohol solution. The films were characterized by X-ray diffraction, high resolution transmission electron microscopy, field-emission scanning electron microscopy, thermal gravity-differential scanning calorimetry, and tested under self-made photocatalysis instrument. The results showed the synthesized porous films provided the active surfaces for self-polymerization of aniline. Compared with bare TiO2 thin films, the composite films displayed a enhanced photocatalytic activity and could be the potential photocatalyst for indoor air decontamination or self-cleaning films.
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Authors: Pei Song Tang, Ling Xiang Jia, Jun Yue Zhu, Zhen Jiang, Ting Ting Lin, Chao Wan Tang, Hai Feng Chen
Abstract: Using Fe (NO3)39H2O, Y(NO3)36H2O and polyvinyl alcohol as the main raw material, the YFeO3 nanoparticles were prepared by a microwave process. The YFeO3 nanoparticles were characterized by powder X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and UV-visible diffuse reflectance spectroscopy (DRS). The results show that the perovskite structureYFeO3 can be obtained, and the resulting product has a particle size of 70 nm and an optical band gap of 2.4 eV. The recovery of YFeO3 photocatalysts was performed by the photocatalytic experiment of load YFeO3. It is found that YFeO3 nanocrystalline photocatalysts can be efficiently recovered by magnetic polymer film load.
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Authors: Pei Song Tang, Chao Wan Tang, Jia Ni Ying, Dong Jing Ni, Qian Yang, Li Mei Wu
Abstract: Using Fe (NO3)3⋅9H2O, Y(NO3)3⋅6H2O and citric acid as the main raw material, the YFeO3 nanoparticles were synthesized by ultrasonic assisted process and calcination. The YFeO3 nanoparticles were characterized by thermogravimetry and differential thermal analysis (TG-DTA), powder X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and UV-visible diffuse reflectance spectroscopy (DRS). The results show that the perovskite structureYFeO3 (YFeO3-800) can be obtained through the calcination of ultrasonic processed YFeO3 precursors at 800 °C, and the resulting product has a particle size of 70 nm and an optical band gap of 2.0 eV. Consequently, the YFeO3-800 nanoparticles show high photocatalytic activity for decomposition of methyl orange under visible-light irradiation.
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Authors: Li Fang, Qian Yang, Meng Ying Xu, Jun Wei Cao, Pei Song Tang, Hai Feng Chen
Abstract: Using Er (NO3)3·6H2O, Fe (NO3)3·9H2O, Ni (NO3)3·6H2O as main raw materials, the nanosized Ni2+-doped ErFeO3 was prepared by microwave assisted method. The Ni2+-doped ErFeO3 samples were characterized by thermogravimetry and differential thermal analysis (TG-DTA), powder X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and UV-visible diffuse reflectance spectroscopy (DRS). The different doping amount was studied for photocatalytic properties of samples. The results show that the Ni2+-doped ErFeO3 is perovskite structure (ABO3), and its average grain size is nearly 80nm. Under the visible-light, using the methyl-orange as simulate sewages, the Ni2+-doped ErFeO3 has higher photocatalytic activity than pure ErFeO3 powder, and the doping amount of 0.02 to ErFeO3 is the best. When the illumination time of the visible light is 120 min, the degradation rate of the best ratio of the samples can rise to nearly 100% for the decomposition of methyl orange. Therefore, the nanosized Ni2+-doped ErFeO3 is an excellent visible-light photocatalyst.
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Authors: Ling Xiang Jia, Jun Yue Zhu, Ting Ting Lin, Zhen Jiang, Chao Wan Tang, Pei Song Tang, Hai Feng Chen
Abstract: Using Yb(NO3)3•6H2O and Fe(NO3)3•9H2O as raw material, the YbFeO3 nanoparticles were synthesized by microwave assisted method. The YbFeO3 nanoparticles were characterized by thermogravimetry and differential thermal analysis (TG-DTA), powder X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and UV-visible diffuse reflectance spectroscopy (DRS). It was found that the prepared YbFeO3 show an average grain size of 80 nm in diameter, and strong visible-light absorption with absorption onset of 608 nm, indicating a narrow optical band gap of 2.04eV. Consequently, the YbFeO3 nanoparticles show high photocatalytic activity for decomposition of methylene blue under visible-light irradiation.
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Authors: Pei Song Tang, Hai Feng Chen, Feng Cao, Guo Xiang Pan, Min Hong Xu, Kun Yan Wang, Yan Hua Tong
Abstract: The single perovskite BiFeO3 nanoparticles were prepared by a sol-gel process. The BiFeO3 nanoparticles were characterized by powder X-ray diffraction (XRD), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), UV-Vis diffuse reflectance spectroscopy, and Brunauer-Emmett-Teller (BET) method. It was found that the prepared BiFeO3 nanoparticles show the large specific surface area of 136 m2/g, and narrow band gap of 2.12 eV. Consequently, BiFeO3 nanoparticles show high visible-light photocatalytic activity for decomposition of methylene blue in comparison with the commercial Degussa P25. It is concluded that the large specific surface area and the narrow band gap contribute to the high visible-light photocatalytic activity through enhanced adsorption capability and visible-light absorption.
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Authors: Huai Feng Ma, Pei Song Tang
Abstract: The C3N4 was synthesized by directly thermal decomposition melamine in N2 atmosphere furnace. The products were characterized by powder X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and UV-Vis diffuse reflectance spectroscopy (DRS). The results show that C3N4 indicates the typical slate-like, stacked lamellar texture of about 1μm in diameter, and a band gap of about 2.78 eV. The photocatalytic experiment shows the good photocatalytic activity for the decomposition of methyl orange (MO) under visible-light irradiation, which is attributed to the strong visible-light absorption.
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Authors: He Sun, Pei Song Tang
Abstract: The FeS2 was synthesized using S powder, FeCl24H2O and PVP as main raw materials by solvothermal method. The FeS2 product was characterized by XRD, SEM, DRS and TG-DTA. The results show that FeS2 is the cube structure, particle size about 90 nm, band gap energy Eg=1.9 eV. Consequently, FeS2 nanoparticles show high visible-light photocatalytic activity for decomposition of methylene blue, which degradation rate of 10mg/L methylene blue solution can reach to 95% for 90 min under visible-light irradiation.
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