Spark plasma sintering (SPS) treatment was studied for Pt dispersed SrTiO3 as photocatalytic water splitting catalyst. The oxygen vacancy was introduced by SPS treatment and it was found that H2 formation rate was increased by SPS treatment since large amount of oxygen vacancy was introduced. H2 formation rate became the highest (6.15 mmol h−1 g−1) at 2.5 wt% Pt dispersed on SrTiO3 and this H2 formation rate was almost double of Pt loaded SrTiO3 and O2 formation rate was also much increased (5.66 mmol h−1 g−1). ESR measurement suggests that amount of Ti3+ was intense after SPS treatment with 2.5 wt% Pt. Therefore, it seems that the oxygen vacancy introduced by SPS treatment effectively worked for charge separation and photocatalytic activity of SrTiO3 to water splitting was increased.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry
- Inorganic Chemistry