WO3/TiO2 microstructures for enhanced photocatalytic oxidation
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AbstractNovel WO3/TiO2 microrods and microplates are prepared by simple precipitation and calcination processes. The microstructures are assembled from WO3 and TiO2 nanoparticles. They were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) coupled with energy dispersive X-ray (EDX) analysis, transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and fluorescence emission decay spectra. The as-prepared composites show enhanced photoactivity than that of WO3 and TiO2 in the photocatalytic oxidation of water to O-2. The formation mechanism of assembled structures and their enhanced photoactivities are discussed based on characterization results. (C) 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
All Author(s) ListWang F, Chen XJ, Hu XL, Wong KS, Yu JC
Journal nameSeparation and Purification Technology
Volume Number91
Pages67 - 72
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
KeywordsComposite material; Photocatalysis; Titanium dioxide; Tungsten trioxide; Water oxidation
Web of Science Subject CategoriesEngineering; Engineering, Chemical; ENGINEERING, CHEMICAL

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