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Rational design of Ag@Ag-Bi-KBa2Ta5O15 nanocomposites as efficient plasmonic photocatalysts for degradation of organic pollutants in water under visible light

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Rational design of Ag@Ag-Bi-KBa2Ta5O15 nanocomposites as efficient plasmonic photocatalysts for degradation of organic pollutants in water under visible light
Abstract

•Plasmonic Ag@Ag-Bi-KBT nanocomposites have been synthesized.•Ag+ and Bi3+ doping decrease band gap of KBa2Ta5O15.•Loading Ag-Bi-KBT with Ag nanoparticles induce localized surface plasmon resonance.•Rates of photodegradation of organic pollutants are higher than those of TiO2 P25.

Bismuth (Bi) and silver (Ag) co-doped KBa2Ta5O15 nanocomposites were fabricated and modified with Ag nanoparticles (NPs) to form a novel visible light-driven plasmonic photocatalyst (Ag@Ag-Bi-KBT) for photodegradation applications. X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, UV–vis diffuse reflectance spectroscopy and high resolution transmission electron microscopy have been conducted to investigate the structural, morphological, electronic and optical characteristics of the photocatalysts. The photocatalytic activity of the Ag@Ag-Bi-KBT nanocomposites has been systematically evaluated by photodegradation of four organic contaminants (rhodamine B, orange G, methyl orange and bisphenol A) in aqueous solution under visible light irradiation (λ > 420 nm). The degradation mechanism over Ag@Ag-Bi-KBT is discussed. Ag@Ag-Bi-KBT exhibits high photocatalytic activity under visible light irradiation, mainly due to increased reaction sites and strong visible light absorption by Bi- and Ag-co-doping, as well as to the optimized localized surface plasmon resonance behavior and efficient charge separation resulting from Ag NPs.

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Keywords
Tantalum oxide; Silver loading; Plasmonic photocatalyst; Bismuth doping; Photodegradation
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Database: Elsevier - ScienceDirect
Journal: Applied Catalysis A: General - Volume 496, 25 April 2015, Pages 17–24
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Physical Sciences and Engineering Chemical Engineering Catalysis
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