The effects of adding Ag and graphene to Fe3O4/TiO2 nanocomposites on adsorptive and sonophotocatalytic capabilities

M. Fauzian, A. Taufik, R. Saleh

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Fe3O4/TiO2 was synthesized using the sol-gel method both with and without the addition of Ag. Fe3O4/TiO2 and Fe3O4/TiO2/Ag were also synthesized with added graphene by using the co-precipitation method. All the prepared samples were characterized using X-ray Diffraction (XRD), UV-Vis Absorbance, and Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA). Furthermore, adsorptive and sonophotocatalytic capabilities were tested using a degradation of Methylene Blue (MB) as an organic dye. Sonophotocatalytic activity was measured using UV or visible light and ultrasound. It was found that Ag/Fe3O4/TiO2/NGP composites have better adsorption and sonophotocatalytic capabilities than other samples. The adsorption process followed a pseudo-second-order kinetic model, with the maximum adsorption capacity being 76 mg/g. The catalyst can go through the sonophotocatalytic process for four cycles. In addition, the hole is the main active species in sonophotocatalytic activity.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012019
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 29 Jan 2020
EventBasic and Applied Sciences Interdisciplinary Conference 2017, BASIC 2017 - , Indonesia
Duration: 18 Aug 201719 Aug 2017

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