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Effect of Metal Ions (Ag, Co, Ni, and Pd) on the Visible Light Degradation of Rhodamine B by Carbon-Covered Alumina-Supported TiO2 in Aqueous Solutions

Mahlambi, Mphilisi M and Mishra, Ajay K and Mishra, Shivani B and Krause, Rui W and Mamba, Bhekie B and Raichur, Ashok M (2013) Effect of Metal Ions (Ag, Co, Ni, and Pd) on the Visible Light Degradation of Rhodamine B by Carbon-Covered Alumina-Supported TiO2 in Aqueous Solutions. In: INDUSTRIAL & ENGINEERING CHEMISTRY RESEARCH, 52 (5). pp. 1783-1794.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ie3025505

Abstract

Metal-ion (Ag, Co, Ni, and Pd) doped TiO2 nanocatalysts were successfully embedded on carbon-covered alumina supports. The CCA-embedded catalysts were crystalline and had a high surface area compared to the free metal-ion doped titania nanocatalysts while they still retained the anatase phase of the core TiO2. These catalysts were photocatalytically active under solar light irradiation. Rhodamine B was used as a model pollutant and the reactivity followed a pseudo-first-order reaction kinetics. The reaction rate of the CCA-supported catalysts was Pd > Ag > Co > Ni. Among the ratios of the CCA:catalyst used, it was found that the 1:1 ratio had the fastest reaction rate, followed by the 1:2 ratio, while the 2:1 ratio exhibited the lowest reaction rate. The CCA/metal-ion doped titania were found to have photocatalytic activities comparable with those of CCA-supported titania.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright for this article belongs to AMER CHEMICAL SOC, WASHINGTON.
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Materials Engineering (formerly Metallurgy)
Depositing User: Francis Jayakanth
Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2013 05:36
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2013 05:36
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/46068

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