Enhancing photocatalytic activity of titanium dioxide through incorporation of MIL‐53(Fe) toward degradation of organic dye

Nurul Wafa Othman, and Hasmira Radde, and Perng, Yang Puah and Yee, Soon Ling and Pak, Yan Moh (2018) Enhancing photocatalytic activity of titanium dioxide through incorporation of MIL‐53(Fe) toward degradation of organic dye. Journal of Chinese Chemical Society, 66 (1). pp. 81-88.

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Abstract

Photocatalytic activity of titanium(IV) oxide (TiO2) can be enhanced through modification of its surface‐active sites. Here, iron(III) carboxylate [MIL‐53[Fe]]‐incorporated TiO2 (as MIL‐53(Fe)/TiO2) was prepared using a hydrothermal method. This material was then calcined at 500°C to obtain a MIL‐53(Fe)‐derived γ‐Fe2O3/TiO2 photocatalyst. A photocatalytic study of MIL‐53(Fe)/TiO2 and MIL‐53(Fe)‐derived γ‐Fe2O3/TiO2 toward cationic methylene blue (MB) and anionic methyl orange (MO) showed that MIL‐53(Fe)/TiO2 (0.25 wt%) and MIL‐53(Fe)‐derived γ‐Fe2O3/TiO2 (0.75 wt%) resulted the best degree of dye degradation. The MIL‐53(Fe)‐derived γ‐Fe2O3/TiO2 (0.75 wt%) composite for instance is capable of degrading almost 100% of 20‐ppm MB and MO, respectively, within 6 hr. Photocatalytic degradation of MB and MO was well fitted to the Langmuir‐Hinshelwood pseudo‐first order kinetics model, which indicates physisorption as the key partway that facilitates dye decomposition on the surface of a photocatalyst under UV‐A irradiation. This study provides new insights into the exploration of MILs/TiO2 materials for the environmental remediation and pollution control.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: methyl orange, methylene blue, MIL-53(Fe), photocatalysis, titanium dioxide
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Divisions: FACULTY > Faculty of Science and Natural Resources
Depositing User: MDM SITI AZIZAH IDRIS
Date Deposited: 04 Sep 2019 00:14
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2019 00:14
URI: http://eprints.ums.edu.my/id/eprint/23478

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