Hydrothermal Synthesis and Photocatalytic Properties of BiPO4/Ag3PO4 Heterostructure for Phenol Decomposition

Uyi Sulaeman, Hesti Pratiwi, Anung Riapanitra, Ponco Iswanto, Shu Yin, Tsugio Sato

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The heterostructures of BiPO4/Ag3PO4 were synthesized using a hydrothermal method with starting materials of Bi5O(OH)9(NO3)4, AgNO3 and Na2HPO4.12H2O at pH 1 under heating of 180°C for 12 h. The products were characterized using XRD, DRS and BET specific surface area. The photocatalytic activities were determined through the phenol decomposition under UV light (λ=390 nm) and blue light (λ=445 nm) irradiation. The heterostructures of BiPO4/Ag3PO4 with the body-centered cubic structure of Ag3PO4 and monoclinic of BiPO4 were successfully synthesized. The photocatalytic activity of BiPO4 under UV light irradiation could be enhanced by designing of BiPO4/Ag3PO4 heterostructure with the molar ratio of 0.75/0.25.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationKey Engineering Materials - Development and Application
PublisherTrans Tech Publications
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9783038350668
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event4th International Conference on Key Engineering Materials, ICKEM 2014 - Bali, Indonesia
Duration: 2014 Mar 222014 Mar 23

Publication series

NameAdvanced Materials Research
ISSN (Print)1022-6680


Other4th International Conference on Key Engineering Materials, ICKEM 2014


  • Bismuth phosphate
  • Hydrothermal
  • Phenol
  • Photocatalysis
  • Silver orthophosphate

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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