Chatti, Ravikrishna and Rayalu, S and Dubey, Nidhi and Labhsetwar, Nitin and Devotta, S (2007) Solar-based photoreduction of methyl orange using zeolite supported photocatalytic materials. Solar Energy Materials & Solar Cells, 91 (2-3). pp. 180-190. ISSN 0927-0248

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A new class of novel photocatalysts has been prepared by supporting TiO2 on the zeolite matrix by various routes of synthesis. Different transition metals like cobalt, nickel, and ruthenium have been incorporated in these photocatalysts, alongwith molybdenum based heteropolyacid (HPA) to improve the photocatalytic activity of these materials. Photoreduction of methyl orange under solar radiation was compared with photoreduction in presence of artificial visible light illumination to evaluate their photocatalytic activity. The quantity of methyl orange photoreduced by the cobalt containing photocatalyst was about 2.40 mg/g of TiO2 under the influence of sunlight as compared to 4.111 mg/g of TiO2 under artificial visible light illumination. However, the efficiency of the photocatalyst is high as compared to P25 TiO2 under solar light (0.508 mg/g of TiO2). The high photocatalytic activity of these materials is due to the synergistic effect of incorporation of transition metals in combination with TiO2 and HPA supported by the zeolite matrix. These materials are being evaluated for photocatalytic water splitting.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Solar Energy; Photocatalysis; Methyl Orange; Photoreduction; TiO2; Zeolites
Subjects: Materials Science
Depositing User: Dr. Nitin Labhasetwar
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2017 12:10
Last Modified: 23 Nov 2017 12:10

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