One of the many functions of TiO2 photocatalysts is degrading organic compounds. TiO2 photocatalysts have a band gap of 3.2 eV, which is equivalent to the energy of ultraviolet (UV) photons with a wavelength of 388 nm and allows them to be effectively activated only by UV light. However, they are less effective under visible (Vis) light. Researchers have developed many ways to use the photocatalytic properties of TiO2 under visible light via nitrogen doping. Further, the photocatalytic activity of N-doped TiO2 can be improved via surface plasmon resonance. In this study, N-doped TiO2 nanotubes (N-TiO2 NTs) are prepared and deposited with Au nanoparticles (Au/N-TiO2 NTs) via electrodeposition. The TiO2 NTs and Au/N-TiO2 NTs are characterized using UV-VIS spectrometry, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), X-ray diffractometry (XRD), field emission scanning electron microscopy, energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS), and linear sweep voltammetry (LSV). The photocatalytic test under tungsten lamp illumination of a 20-ppm phenol solution in a batch reactor shows a phenol degradation of 60 %, whereas a 20-ppm bisphenol A (BPA) solution is degraded by 40 %.
|Journal||Journal of Physics: Conference Series|
|Publication status||Published - 29 Jan 2020|
|Event||Basic and Applied Sciences Interdisciplinary Conference 2017, BASIC 2017 - , Indonesia|
Duration: 18 Aug 2017 → 19 Aug 2017