The effect of TiO2 surface fluorination in the photocatalytic degrdn. of the azo dye Acid Red 1 (AR1) was investigated employing a series of TiO2 photocatalysts including P25, a rutile and high surface area anatase samples. The effects of (i) pH lowering to 3.7 and (ii) TiO2 surface fluorination at this pH on the reaction rate under 254 nm or polychromatic, mainly visible light, irradn. and on AR1 adsorption on the photocatalyst surface were taken into account sep. In the case of P25 and rutile TiO2 photocatalysts the reaction rate did not vary upon pH lowering in the absence of fluoride, but almost doubled upon fluorination at pH 3.7, an effect to be attributed exclusively to the surface fluorine-induced modification of the reaction paths. By contrast, in the case of high surface area anatase samples a pH lowering from natural conditions down to 3.7 led to a remarkable increase of the reaction rate, which however was clearly inhibited upon surface fluorination at pH 3.7, with a trend perfectly matching that of AR1 adsorption on anatase. Thus, reaction paths favored by direct interaction of the substrate with the photocatalyst surface appear to prevail for high surface area anatase photocatalysts with respect to those which take advantage of a less reactive (and less adsorptive) fluorinated photocatalyst surface.
Effects of phase composition and surface area on the photocatalytic paths on fluorinated titania / M.V. Dozzi, E. Selli. - In: CATALYSIS TODAY. - ISSN 0920-5861. - 206(2013 May 01), pp. 26-31.
|Titolo:||Effects of phase composition and surface area on the photocatalytic paths on fluorinated titania|
DOZZI, MARIA VITTORIA (Primo)
SELLI, ELENA (Ultimo)
|Parole Chiave:||Acid Red 1 (AR1); Phase composition; Photocatalytic activity; Substrate adsorption; Surface area; TiO2 surface fluorination|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore CHIM/02 - Chimica Fisica|
|Data di pubblicazione:||1-mag-2013|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cattod.2012.03.029|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|