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Facile preparation of Bi-doped ZnO/beta-Bi2O3/Carbon xerogel composites towards visible-light photocatalytic applications: Effect of calcination temperature and bismuth content

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de Moraes, Nicolas Perciani [1] ; Rocha, Robson da Silva [1] ; Caetano Pinto da Silva, Maria Lucia [1] ; Bastos Campos, Tiago Moreira [2] ; Thim, Gilmar Patrocinio [2] ; Landers, Richard [3] ; Rodrigues, Liana Alvares [1]
Total Authors: 7
[1] Escola Engn Lorena EEL USP, Estr Municipal do Campinho S-N, BR-12602810 Lorena, SP - Brazil
[2] Inst Tecnol Aeronaut ITA CTA, Praca Mal Eduardo Gomes 50, BR-12228900 Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP - Brazil
[3] Univ Estadual Campinas, Inst Fis Gleb Wataghin, 500 Ave Albert Einstein, BR-13083852 Campinas, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: CERAMICS INTERNATIONAL; v. 46, n. 15, p. 23895-23909, OCT 15 2020.
Web of Science Citations: 0

This work aimed to study the development and properties of Bi-doped ZnO/beta-Bi2O3/Carbon xerogel composites towards visible light photocatalysis applications. The materials were characterized by X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, dispersive energy spectroscopy, infrared spectroscopy, nitrogen adsorption isotherms, Raman spectroscopy, diffuse reflectance spectroscopy and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. The photocatalytic activity of the developed composites was evaluated through the photo degradation of the 4-chlorophenol molecule and by chronoamperometry tests. The results obtained show that the calcination temperature poses a major influence in the final structure of the materials developed. The calcination temperature of 600 degrees C resulted in the formation of the beta-Bi2O3 and Bi-0 phases, consequently enhancing the photocatalytic activity of the composites due to the increased charge mobility provided by the heterojunctions between zinc oxide, carbon xerogel, bismuth oxide and metallic bismuth. The composite with intermediate bismuth composition (XC/ZnO-Bi2O3 5%) displayed the best photocatalytic response among the materials tested, which was confirmed by its increased photocurrent generation capability. The photocatalytic mechanism is highly dependent in the generation of hydroxyl radicals and the composite presents good reusability properties. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 13/02762-5 - Development of technologies to prevent pollution: degradation and monitoring online of antibiotics in sewage
Grantee:Robson da Silva Rocha
Support type: Research Grants - Young Investigators Grants
FAPESP's process: 18/16360-0 - Development of ZnO/Bi2O3/Carbon xerogel ternary composites as photocatalysts for the degradation of persistent organic pollutants
Grantee:Nicolas Perciani de Moraes
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 18/12035-7 - Mechanical and antimicrobial properties of Ag/PMMA nanocomposite
Grantee:Gilmar Patrocínio Thim
Support type: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 18/10492-1 - Photocatalytic evaluation of heterojunctions semiconductor/ZnO/carbon xerogel in the photodegradation of 4-chlorophenol in both fluidized bed and batch reactors
Grantee:Liana Alvares Rodrigues
Support type: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 17/10118-0 - Study and application of electrochemical technology for the analysis and degradation of endocrine interferents: materials, sensors, processes and scientific dissemination
Grantee:Marcos Roberto de Vasconcelos Lanza
Support type: Research Projects - Thematic Grants