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Solvothermal synthesis of C–N codoped TiO2 and photocatalytic evaluation for bisphenol A degradation using a visible-light irradiated LED photoreactor

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Solvothermal synthesis of C–N codoped TiO2 and photocatalytic evaluation for bisphenol A degradation using a visible-light irradiated LED photoreactor
Abstract

In this study, a highly visible-light photoactive carbon and nitrogen codoped TiO2 (CN-TiO2) was synthesized via a facile solvothermal method. The conditions for each synthesis step including selection of dopants, solvothermal treatment, and calcination temperatures were evaluated. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy shows that the surface of TiO2 was modified by carbon and nitrogen via formation of Ti–C bonds, carbonate species and oxynitrides. The derived photocatalyst is predominantly of anatase phase, with well-developed mesoporosity and a large BET surface area (102 m2/g). The photocatalytic degradation (PCD) of bisphenol A (BPA) by CN-TiO2 was evaluated using a novel photoreactor irradiated with flexible strips of visible light-emitting diode (Vis-LED). The PCD of BPA was most favorable under circumneutral pH. Under 5 h of irradiation with white, blue, green and yellow LED lights, the extents of BPA degradation were >99%, >99%, 84% and 24% respectively, while the corresponding percentages of mineralization were 70%, 60%, 45% and 9%. Presence of sulfate, chloride and nitrate at 5.0 mM only slightly retarded BPA degradation, while bicarbonate and silica inhibited the process to a much larger extent. Deactivation of the CN-TiO2 by silica could be attributed to the formation of surface-bound silica species. By adjusting to acidic condition, the detrimental effect from silica could be significantly suppressed.

Graphical abstractFigure optionsDownload full-size imageDownload as PowerPoint slideResearch highlights▶ Visible-light photoactive C–N codoped TiO2 is synthesized by solvothermal method. ▶ C–N codoping extends the adsorption edge of the C–N codoped TiO2 to about 600 nm. ▶ The LEDs with versatile configuration provides potential for optimized optical solution in photoreactors system. ▶High efficiencies of bisphenol A photodegradation and mineralization are achieved under white LED irradiation.

Keywords
C–N codoping; LED photoreactor; Bisphenol A; Solvothermal; Inorganic ions
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Database: Elsevier - ScienceDirect
Journal: Applied Catalysis B: Environmental - Volume 100, Issues 1–2, 11 October 2010, Pages 355–364
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Physical Sciences and Engineering Chemical Engineering Catalysis
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