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Silver-incorporated bicrystalline (anatase/brookite) TiO2 microspheres for CO2 photoreduction with water in the presence of methanol

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Silver-incorporated bicrystalline (anatase/brookite) TiO2 microspheres for CO2 photoreduction with water in the presence of methanol
Abstract

•Ag is deposited on bicrystalline anatase/brookite TiO2 porous microspheres.•A novel preparation method by spray pyrolysis and in situ photoreduction treatment.•H2, CO and CH4 are main products from CO2 photoreduction with water/methanol.•Anatase-rich A/B is more active than pure A, brookite-rich A/B, and P25.•Ag(0) species is well dispersed on TiO2 and is superior to Ag(I) as cocatalyst.

Ag nanoparticles deposited on porous TiO2 microspheres with controllable Ag valence and TiO2 crystal phase were prepared through a sequential hydrothermal, ultrasonic spray pyrolysis and in situ photoreduction process. The crystal phase of TiO2, i.e., pure anatase (A), an anatase-rich anatase/brookite mixture (AB), or a brookite-rich anatase/brookite mixture (BA), was controlled by varying the hydrothermal reaction environment. The as-prepared Ag/TiO2 was dominated by the Ag(I) species, while Ag(0) was the major Ag species upon in situ photoreduction of the as-prepared Ag(I)/TiO2. The Ag/TiO2 composites were applied as photocatalysts for CO2 reduction with H2O, using methanol as a hole scavenger under UV–vis irradiation. Simultaneous production of hydrogen (H2) and carbon-containing fuels (CO, CH4) was observed. The CH4 and H2 production rates by Ag(0)/TiO2 exhibited a two-fold enhancement compared with Ag(I)/TiO2. The Ag(0)/TiO2 catalysts using TiO2(AB) as the support demonstrated 50% higher activity than using TiO2(A) as the support and more than three times higher activity than using TiO2(BA) and TiO2(P25) as the supports. In addition, the novel in situ photoreduction method of producing Ag(0) nanoparticles was superior to conventional ex situ photo-deposition and wet-impregnation methods, as evidenced by one order of magnitude higher activity of the catalysts prepared by the novel method. The superb activity of the Ag(0)/Ti(AB) catalysts was ascribed to their large surface area, small and well-dispersed Ag(0) nanoparticles, and an enhanced interfacial charge transfer between the anatase and brookite nanocrystals.

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Keywords
Photocatalysis; TiO2; Anatase; Brookite; Hydrogen production; CO2 photoreduction
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Database: Elsevier - ScienceDirect
Journal: Applied Catalysis A: General - Volume 467, 2 October 2013, Pages 474–482
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Physical Sciences and Engineering Chemical Engineering Catalysis
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