Fabrication and high photocatalytic performance of noble metal nanoparticles supported on 3DOM InVO4-BiVO4 for the visible-light-driven degradation of rhodamine B and methylene blue

Kemeng Ji, Jiguang Deng, Hongjun Zang, Jiuhui Han, Hamidreza Arandiyan, Hongxing Dai

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Abstract

Three-dimensionally ordered macroporous (3DOM) InVO4-BiVO4 (InBi-3D) and its supported noble metal M nanoparticles (xM/InBi-3D; x=0.08-0.13wt%; M=Au, Ag, Pd, Pt) were prepared using the polymethyl methacrylate-templating and polyvinyl alcohol- or polyvinyl pyrrolidone-assisted reduction methods, respectively. Physical properties of the materials were characterized by a number of analytical techniques. Photocatalytic activities of the xM/InBi-3D samples were evaluated for the degradation of rhodamine B (RhB), methylene blue (MB), and their mixture. It is found that the as-fabricated samples possessed a surface area of 17-30m2/g, a M particle size of 2.5-3.8nm, and a bandgap energy of 2.50-2.56eV. The xM/InBi-3D photocatalysts showed high activities for the degradation of RhB, MB, and RhB+MB in the presence of a small amount of H2O2 under visible-light irradiation, among which complete degradation of RhB, MB, and RhB+MB was achieved within 50, 90, and 120min over 0.08wt% Au/InBi-3D, respectively. The degradation of MB and RhB fellow the zero- and first-order reaction mechanisms with respect to dye concentration, respectively. It is concluded that the high photocatalytic efficiency of the Au-loaded sample in the removal of organic dyes was associated with its high surface area, high-quality 3DOM hierarchical architecture, InVO4-BiVO4 composite, and high dispersion of gold nanoparticles.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)285-295
Number of pages11
JournalApplied Catalysis B: Environmental
Volume165
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Apr 1

Keywords

  • InVO-BiVO composite
  • Organic dyes
  • Photocatalytic degradation
  • Supported noble metal photocatalyst
  • Three-dimensionally ordered macroporous structure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Process Chemistry and Technology

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