Hydrothermally synthesized Ti/Zr bimetallic MOFs derived N self-doped TiO2/ZrO2 composite catalysts with enhanced photocatalytic degradation of methylene blue

Zheng, Junjie and Sun, Li and Jiao, Cuiyan and Shao, Qian and Lin, Jing and Pan, Duo and Naik, Nithesh and Guo, Zhanhu (2021) Hydrothermally synthesized Ti/Zr bimetallic MOFs derived N self-doped TiO2/ZrO2 composite catalysts with enhanced photocatalytic degradation of methylene blue. Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 623. ISSN 0927-7757

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Abstract

The nitrogen-rich Ti/Zr bimetallic metal organic framework (MOF) precursors were synthesized by a facile onestep hydrothermal method. By pyrolyzing the MOF precursors at 600 ◦C, the N self-doped TiO2/ZrO2 composites were obtained, and the morphology of the MOF precursor was well preserved. The powder X-ray diffraction (XRD) patterns and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) indicated the highly crystalline polycrystallization of mix-phase TiO2 and tetragonal ZrO2 in the composites. The X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and elemental mapping image demonstrated the successful uniform doping of N. The scanning electron microscopy (SEM) proved that the bimetal oxides retained the thin disk morphology of the MOF precursor. The photoluminescence (PL) spectroscopic analysis proved that the N-doped TiO2/ZrO2 composites have a lower photogenerated electron and hole pair recombination rate than single metal oxides. Mott-Schottky analysis confirmed that the N-doped TiO2/ZrO2 composites belonged to the n-n heterojunction. The N doped TiO2/ZrO2 composites exhibited the outstanding performance of methylene blue (MB) photodegradation under UV light illumination with an efficiency of 93.2% after 80 min. In addition, the degradation rate of N-doped TiO2/ZrO2 for tetracycline and phenol and was 86.3% and 72.4% after 120 min, respectively. The quenching test demonstrated that theCorresponding authors.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ti/Zr bimetallic MOF precursors N self-doped TiO2/ZrO2 composite Methylene blue Photocatalytic degradation
Subjects: Engineering > MIT Manipal > Mechanical and Manufacturing
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2021 10:03
Last Modified: 06 Oct 2021 10:03
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/157508

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