Construction of plasmonic Ag modified phosphorous-doped ultrathin g-C3N4 nanosheets/BiVO4 photocatalyst with enhanced visible-near-infrared response ability for ciprofloxacin degradation

Yaocheng Deng, Lin Tang, Chengyang Feng, Guangming Zeng, Jiajia Wang, Yaoyu Zhou, Yani Liu, Bo Peng, Haopeng Feng

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Abstract

To realize the full utilization of solar energy, the design of highly efficient photocatalyst with improved visible-near-infrared photocatalysis performance has attracted great attentions for environment pollutant removal. In this work, we rationally employed the surface plasmon resonance effect of metallic Ag in the phosphorus doped ultrathin g-C3N4 nanosheets (PCNS) and BiVO4 composites to construct a ternary Ag@PCNS/BiVO4 photocatalyst. It was applied for the photodegradation of ciprofloxacin (CIP), exhibiting 92.6% removal efficiency under visible light irradiation (λ > 420 nm) for 10 mg/L CIP, and presenting enhanced photocatalytic ability than that of single component or binary nanocomposites under near-infrared light irradiation (λ > 760 nm). The improved photocatalytic activity of the prepared Ag@PCNS/BiVO4 nanocomposite can be attributed to the synergistic effect among the PCNS, BiVO4 and Ag, which not only improves the visible light response ability and hinders the recombination efficiency of the photogenerated electrons and holes, but also retains the strong the redox ability of the photogenerated charges. According to the trapping experiment and ESR measurements results, [rad]OH, h+ and [rad]O2− all participated in the photocatalytic degradation process. Considering the SPR effect of metallic Ag and the established local electric field around the interfaces, a dual Z-scheme electrons transfer mechanism was proposed.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)758-769
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of hazardous materials
Volume344
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 15 2018
Externally publishedYes

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