Title

Metal-free melem/g-C3N4 hybrid photocatalysts for water treatment

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

Elsevier

School

School of Engineering

RAS ID

21159

Comments

Liu, S., Sun, H., O’Donnell, K., Ang, H. M., Tade, M. O., & Wang, S. (2016). Metal-free melem/gC 3 N 4 hybrid photocatalysts for water treatment. Journal of colloid and interface science, 464, 10-17. Available here.

Abstract

In this study, graphitic carbon nitride was engineered to produce metal-free melem/g-C3N4 hybrid photocatalysts through a hydrothermal technique. It was revealed that the hydrothermal treatment of g-C3N4 could produce a hybrid structure of ‘‘thorn ball” liked melem on g-C3N4 layer at a high temperature, and was able to modify the photoelectronic properties of g-C3N4. The spectroscopic measurements implied that a melem/g-C3N4 hybrid has better light absorption and lower electron/hole recombination than pristine g-C3N4. Therefore, the melem/g-C3N4 photocatalysts can decompose methylene blue solution under artificial sunlight with a higher rate and also present good stability.

DOI

10.1016/j.jcis.2015.11.003

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