In order to minimize the fast and undesired recombination rate of photoproduced e-/h+ pairs on the TiO2 surface, the effect induced by coupling TiO2 with different amount of WO3, according to an alkaline-catalyzed sol-gel method followed by an incipient wetting procedure, has been investigated in both an oxidation and a reduction process, i.e. in formic acid (FA) mineralization and in Cr(VI) reduction. A different photoactivity trend of TiO2- WO3 materials in the two investigated test reactions was observed. While the progressive increase of W/Ti content limited the surface properties of titania in FA oxidation, the coupling of TiO2 with relatively small amount of WO3 (0.2-1.0 mol.%) was beneficial in increasing the rate of Cr(VI) photoreduction, pointing to an essential role of WO3 domains in photopromoted electron transfer efficiency.
|Titolo:||Photocatalytic activity of TiO2-WO3 mixed oxides in oxidation and reduction reactions|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2014|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore CHIM/02 - Chimica Fisica|
|Citazione:||Photocatalytic activity of TiO2-WO3 mixed oxides in oxidation and reduction reactions / E. Selli, M.V. Dozzi, S. Marzorati, M. Longhi. ((Intervento presentato al 8. convegno European Meeting on Solar Chemistry and Photocatalysis Environmental Applications tenutosi a Thessaloniki nel 2014.|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||14 - Intervento a convegno non pubblicato|