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Visible-light-driven photocatalytic n-doped Tio2 for degradation of bisphenol a (BPA) and reactive black 5 (RB5) dye

Kamaludin, Roziana and Dzarfan Othman, Mohd. Hafiz and Sheikh Abdul Kadir, Siti Hamimah and Ismail, Ahmad Fauzi and A. Rahman, Mukhlis and Jaafar, Juhana (2018) Visible-light-driven photocatalytic n-doped Tio2 for degradation of bisphenol a (BPA) and reactive black 5 (RB5) dye. Water, Air, and Soil Pollution, 229 (11). ISSN 0049-6979

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11270-018-4006-8


Bisphenol A (BPA) and reactive black 5 (RB5) dye are among the most persistent and non-biodegradable contaminants in water which require an urgent need for the development of effective removal method. The ubiquitous existence of both contaminants could interfere with the human health and aquatic environmental balance. Photocatalytic process as one of advanced oxidation processes (AOPs) has shown high performance for degradation of organic compounds to the harmless materials under sensible condition. Therefore, this study aims to develop a visible-light-driven photocatalyst that can efficiently degrade BPA and RB5 present in household water. N-doped TiO2 were successfully synthesized via simple and direct sol–gel method. The prepared TiO2 nanoparticles were characterized by field emission scanning microscope (FE-SEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD), Fourier transform infrared (FTIR), and Brunauere Emmette Teller (BET) analysis. The incorporation of nitrogen in TiO2 lattice exhibited excellent optical responses to visible region as revealed by UV–Vis–NIR spectroscopy absorption capability at 400–600 nm. The photocatalytic activity of the N-doped TiO2 nanoparticles was measured by photocatalytic degradation of BPA and RB5 in an aqueous solution under visible-light irradiations. Degradation of BPA and RB5 was 91.3% and 89.1%, respectively after 360 min illumination. The degradation of BPA and RB5 by N-doped TiO2 was increased up to 89.8% and 88.4%, respectively under visible-light irradiation as compared to commercial TiO2 P25. This finding clearly shows that N-doped TiO2 exhibits excellent photocatalytic degradation of BPA and RB5 under visible irradiation, hence have a promising potential in removing various recalcitrant contaminants for water treatment to fulfill the public need to consume clean water.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Bisphenol A, N-doped TiO2, Photocatalysis, RB5, Sol–gel method, Visible light active
Subjects:T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions:Chemical and Energy Engineering
ID Code:86273
Deposited By: Yanti Mohd Shah
Deposited On:31 Aug 2020 21:54
Last Modified:31 Aug 2020 21:54

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