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A novel WO3/MoS2 photocatalyst applied to the decolorization of the textile dye Reactive Blue 198

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Alves, Suellen Aparecida [1] ; Goulart, Lorena Athie [1] ; Mascaro, Lucia Helena [1]
Total Authors: 3
[1] Univ Fed Sao Carlos, Rodovia Washington Luiz, Km 235, BR-13565905 Sao Paulo - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 1
Document type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Solid State Electrochemistry; v. 22, n. 5, SI, p. 1449-1458, MAY 2018.
Web of Science Citations: 1

A novel FTO/WO3 electrode decorated with MoS2 was constructed using two simple and low-cost techniques involving a modified single-step sol-gel method for the WO3 film together with the electrodeposition of amorphous MoS2. The photoelectrocatalytic performance of the material was investigated by monitoring the degradation of Reactive Blue 198 dye under visible-light irradiation. The FTO/WO3/MoS2 electrode exhibited excellent photocatalytic activity and afforded total decolorization of the dye after 90 min at low applied current density (5 mA cm(-2)). The results described herein support the view that MoS2 acts as a noble metal-free cocatalyst by promoting H-2 evolution and assisting in the suppression of electron/hole pair recombination in the photocatalytic material (WO3), thereby improving the process of decolorization of the dye solution. The novel approach of combining of the WO3 and MoS2 materials shows particular promise and may prove to be very effective in the photocatalytic degradation of other hazardous organic compounds. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 13/07296-2 - CDMF - Center for the Development of Functional Materials
Grantee:Elson Longo da Silva
Support type: Research Grants - Research, Innovation and Dissemination Centers - RIDC
FAPESP's process: 14/10757-4 - Development of photoelectrodes for hydrogen and oxygen production
Grantee:Suellen Aparecida Alves
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 15/00231-8 - Synthesis and characterization of photoanodes of WO3 / carbon nanotubes nanocomposite
Grantee:Leandro Luiz Soares
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation