The role of some metal ions in enhancement of photocatalytic activity of Fe2O3-V2O5 binary oxide

Sinirtas Ilkme E., POZAN SOYLU G. S.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF CHEMISTRY, cilt.45, sa.2, ss.348-361, 2021 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 45 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2021
  • Doi Numarası: 10.3906/kim-2008-57
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.348-361


Fe2O3-V2O5 mixed oxides were synthesized with solid-state dispersion (SSD) and coprecipitation methods. In addition, transition metal oxides such as CuO, NiO, and Co3O4 were successfully loaded on the synthesized catalyst (Fe2O3-V2O5) using the SSD method. The composite catalysts were inspected for their photocatalytic activities in degrading 2,4-dichlorophenol under UV light enforcement. The produced samples were analyzed using X-ray diffraction, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, diffuse reflectance spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy, photoluminescence, and the Brunauer-Emmett-Teller method. The addition of transition metal oxides improved the photocatalytic activity of Fe2O3-V2O5 (SSD). 1CuO wt% Fe2O3-V2O5 exhibited the highest percentage of 2,4-dichlorophenol degradation (100%) and the highest reaction rate (1.83 mg/L min) in 30 min. This finding is attributed to the distribution of CuO.