Ultrasonic synthesis and photocatalytic characterization of H3PW12O40/TiO2 (anatase).Ultrason Sonochem. 2010 Apr; 17(4):649-53.US
A novel H(3)PW(12)O(40)/TiO(2) (anatase) composite photocatalyst was prepared by a high-intensity ultrasonic method using a lower temperature (80 degrees C) and was characterized by XRD and FT-IR. Its photocatalytic activity, using solar light, was evaluated through the degradation of organic dye methylene blue (MB) in aqueous. When MB solution (50mg/l, 200 ml) containing H(3)PW(12)O(40)/TiO(2) (anatase) (0.4 g) was degraded by solar irradiation after 90 min, the removal of concentration and TOC of MB reached 95% and 73%, respectively. The photocatalyst activity of H(3)PW(12)O(40)/TiO(2) (anatase) was much higher than TiO(2) which was prepared in the same way. H(3)PW(12)O(40)/TiO(2) remained efficient after five repeated experiments.