Aim of this work is the synthesis of titanium-based photocatalysts co-doped with both C and N, exhibitingimproved photocatalytic activity under visible light irradiation. The preparation of the catalysts consistsof a two step process: during the first one, the synthesis of the catalyst doped with nitrogen has beencarried out, whereas in the second step carbon has been introduced in different amounts.The photocatalytic activity has been evaluated in the gas phase reaction of NOx abatement under visiblelight irradiation. The characterization has been carried out by N2physisorption, TPO (temperature pro-grammed oxidation), DRS (diffuse reflectance spectroscopy) and XPS (X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy)in order to investigate both structural and physico-chemical features of the samples and their correlationwith the catalytic activity. An effective promotion effect of the dopants has been observed; in particular,the synergic co-presence of both N and C produced a significant narrowing of the TiO2band gap with theconsequent extension of the photocatalytic activity towards the visible part of the light spectrum.

C-N/TiO2 photocatalysts: Effect of co-doping on the catalytic performance under visible light

VINDIGNI, FLORIANA;CERRATO, Giuseppina;
2014

Abstract

Aim of this work is the synthesis of titanium-based photocatalysts co-doped with both C and N, exhibitingimproved photocatalytic activity under visible light irradiation. The preparation of the catalysts consistsof a two step process: during the first one, the synthesis of the catalyst doped with nitrogen has beencarried out, whereas in the second step carbon has been introduced in different amounts.The photocatalytic activity has been evaluated in the gas phase reaction of NOx abatement under visiblelight irradiation. The characterization has been carried out by N2physisorption, TPO (temperature pro-grammed oxidation), DRS (diffuse reflectance spectroscopy) and XPS (X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy)in order to investigate both structural and physico-chemical features of the samples and their correlationwith the catalytic activity. An effective promotion effect of the dopants has been observed; in particular,the synergic co-presence of both N and C produced a significant narrowing of the TiO2band gap with theconsequent extension of the photocatalytic activity towards the visible part of the light spectrum.
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TiO2; C; N doping; Band gap; NOx; Visible light
V. Trevisan; A. Olivo; F. Pinna; M. Signoretto; F. Vindigni; G. Cerrato; C.L. Bianchi
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