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Synthesis and characterization of Ag-loaded p-type TiO2 for adsorption and photocatalytic degradation of tetrabromobisphenol A.
Water Environ Res ; 2019 Oct 25.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31650659
ABSTRACT
A p-type TiO2 with Ti vacancies (D-TiO2 ) was synthesized by a facile solvothermal treatment, and Ag/TiO2 with different Ag loading amount was prepared through a photo-reduction deposition method. The samples were characterized through scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction, and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. The adsorption and photocatalytic characteristics of tetrabromobisphenol A (TBBPA) on D-TiO2 and Ag/TiO2 were investigated. The adsorption of TBBPA on Ag/TiO2 was significantly enhanced and was five times greater than that of pure TiO2 . The increase in pH significantly inhibited the adsorption of TBBPA. The 2%-Ag/TiO2 nearly completely degraded TBBPA in 10 min under UV-Vis light (λ > 360 nm), and the apparent reaction rate constant (kapp ) reached 0.63 min-1 . The significantly enhanced UV-Vis light catalytic properties of the Ag/TiO2 in comparison with that of TiO2 were attributed to the increased adsorption capacity and electron transfer ability of the Ag/TiO2 . Free radical trap experiments results showed that holes and superoxide radicals play a major role in the catalytic degradation of TBBPA by Ag/TiO2 . Moreover, the Ag/TiO2 catalyst exhibits high stability during TBBPA degradation even after three cycles. PRACTITIONER POINTS: Ti-defected TiO2 and Ag/TiO2 were synthesized using a solvothermal and photo-reduction deposition, respectively. Ag/TiO2 exhibited outstanding adsorption and photocatalytic activity for TBBPA removal under UV-Vis light. Holes and superoxide radicals play a major role in the photocatalytic degradation of TBBPA.

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Texto completo: Disponível Coleções: Bases de dados internacionais Base de dados: MEDLINE Idioma: Inglês Assunto da revista: Saúde Ambiental / Toxicologia Ano de publicação: 2019 Tipo de documento: Artigo País de afiliação: China