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Type: Journal article
Title: Z-scheme plasmonic Ag decorated WO₃/Bi₂WO₆ hybrids for enhanced photocatalytic abatement of chlorinated-VOCs under solar light irradiation
Other Titles: Z-scheme plasmonic Ag decorated WO(3)/Bi(2)WO(6) hybrids for enhanced photocatalytic abatement of chlorinated-VOCs under solar light irradiation
Author: Zhou, H.
Wen, Z.
Liu, J.
Ke, J.
Duan, X.
Wang, S.
Citation: Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 2019; 242:76-84
Publisher: Elsevier
Issue Date: 2019
ISSN: 0926-3373
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Hongru Zhou, Zhipan Wen, Jie Liu, Jun Ke, Xiaoguang Duan, Shaobin Wang
Abstract: Ag decorated WO3/Bi2WO6 hybrid heterojunction with a direct Z-scheme band structure has been synthesized by a novel method for efficient removal of gaseous chlorinated-volatile organic compounds (VOCs) under simulated sunlight irradiation. Bismuth atoms were inserted into the [WO6] layers of tungstate acid to form [Bi2O2] layers toward the formation of a Bi2WO6 crystal phase, which results in Z-scheme WO3/Bi2WO6 heterojunction. Ag nanoparticles (NPs) were further introduced and uniformly anchored on the surface of the WO3/Bi2WO6 for improving visible-light absorption and adjusting behavior of photoinduced charge carriers in the heterostructure through surface plasmon resonance (SPR). In comparison with pristine Bi2WO6 and WO3/Bi2WO6, Ag/WO3/Bi2WO6 exhibits a better photocatalytic activity for removal of gaseous chlorobenzene under simulated sunlight irradiation. The conversion efficiency of 2% Ag/WO3/Bi2WO6 heterojunction is 2.5 and 1.9 times higher than those of the pristine Bi2WO6 and WO3/Bi2WO6 samples, respectively. The improved photocatalytic activity is mainly attributed to the formation of three-component heterojunction with the Z-scheme structure and SPR effect of Ag NPs, which could not only increase absorption of visible light, but also promote the separation efficiency of photogenerated electrons and holes in the hybrids.
Keywords: Photocatalysis; volatile organic compounds; Z-scheme; plasmonic Ag; WO3/Bi2 WO6 heterojunction
Rights: © 2018 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
DOI: 10.1016/j.apcatb.2018.09.090
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