Preparation of ordered mesoporous Ag/WO3 and its highly efficient degradation of acetaldehyde under visible-light irradiation

Songmei Sun, Wenzhong Wang, Shaozhong Zeng, Meng Shang, Ling Zhang

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    A highly active photocatalyst, silver loaded mesoporous WO3, was successfully synthesized by an ultrasound assisted insertion method. The photodegradation of a common air pollutant acetaldehyde was adopted to evaluate the photocatalytic performance of the as-prepared sample under visible-light irradiation. The photocatalytic activity was about three and six times higher than that of pure mesoporous WO3 and nitrogen-doped TiO2, respectively. The photocatalytic mechanism was investigated to understand the much enhanced photocatalytic activity, which was mainly attributed to the largely improved electron-hole separation in the Ag-WO3 heterojunction.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)427-433
    Number of pages7
    JournalJournal of Hazardous Materials
    Issue number1-3
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2010

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Environmental Engineering
    • Environmental Chemistry
    • Waste Management and Disposal
    • Pollution
    • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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