Vesali-Kermani, Elham and Habibi-Yangjeh, Aziz and Diarmand-Khalilabad, Hadi and Ghosh, Srabanti (2020) Nitrogen photofixation ability of g-C3N4 nanosheets/Bi2MoO6 heterojunction photocatalyst under visible-light illumination. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 563. pp. 81-91. ISSN 0021-9797

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In this study, we combined bismuth molybdate with graphitic carbon nitride nanosheets with different percentages of 10%, 20%, 30%, and 40%, in which noticeable N-2 photoreduction under visible-light illumination was seen for the binary g-C3N4 nanosheets/Bi(2)MoO(6 )photocatalysts, denoted as NCN/BMO. The XPS, HRTEM, TEM, XRD, EDX, UV-vis DRS, N-2 adsorption-desorption, FT-IR, TGA, PL, photocurrent, and EIS instruments were utilized to characterize the fabricated photocatalysts. The results displayed the construction of type-II heterojunction between the NCN and BMO components for the easy charge transfer. Under mild conditions and using ethanol as a hole scavenger, the NCN/BMO (30%) nanocomposite showed the maximum capability for ammonia generation by 3271 mu mol/L g, which is 1.9 and 9.2 times higher than the NCN and BMO components, respectively. The effects of solvent type, pH of solution, and electron scavenger on the rate of NH4 production were also studied and conversed. Finally, the stability of the NCN/BMO (30%) nanocomposite was evaluated for four cycles, in which the results were desirable. (C) 2019 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Electronics
Divisions: Fuel Cell and Battery
Depositing User: Bidhan Chaudhuri
Date Deposited: 05 Feb 2021 11:18
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