Synthesis of Visible Light Responsive N Doped TiO2 Photocatalyst and its Enhanced Photocatalytic Activity
The N doped TiO2 (N-TiO2) photocatalyst was prepared by a sol-gel method
using ammonium nitrate (NH4NO3) as solid substrates and doping source. The thermal
dissociation of NH4NO3 during heat treatment process of dried gel can introduce N
element to TiO2 promoting the crystal transformation and adjusting the band structure.
Meanwhile, the N-TiO2 samples have large specific surface area and well mesoporous
structure. The doped N element narrow the band gap of TiO2 and its light absorption edge has been broadened to visible
region. The photocatalytic degradation measurement exhibit that the N-TiO2 sample show high photocatalytic activities in
decolorisation of RhB under visible light irradiation. The kinetic calculations reveal that photocatalytic reaction rate constant
for N-TiO2 is approximately 3 times higher than that for pure TiO2.
Keywords: Degradation, N doped, photocatalyst, TiO2, visible light.
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