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Visible Light-Assisted Photocatalysis Using Spherical-Shaped BiVO4 Photocatalyst

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Photocatalysis International Research Center, Research Institute for Science and Technology, Tokyo University of Science, 2641 Yamazaki, Noda, Chiba 278-8510, Japan
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Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry, Faculty of Science and Technology, Tokyo University of Science, 2641 Yamazaki, Noda, Chiba 278-8510, Japan
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Department of Automotive Engineering, Yeungnam University, 280 Daehak-ro, Gyeongsan, Gyeongbuk 38541, Korea
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Center for Advance Studies in Material Science and Solid State Physics, Department of Physics, Savitribai Phule Pune University, (Formerly University of Pune), Pune 411 007, India
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Academic Editor: Vincenzo Vaiano
Catalysts 2021, 11(4), 460; https://doi.org/10.3390/catal11040460
Received: 11 March 2021 / Revised: 29 March 2021 / Accepted: 30 March 2021 / Published: 1 April 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Commemorative Issue in Honor of Professor Akira Fujishima)
In this research work, we reported the synthesis of a spherical-shaped bismuth vanadate (BiVO4) photocatalyst using a cost-effective, simple, chemical hydrothermal method and studied the effect of deposition temperatures on the structural, morphological, optical properties, etc. The XRD result confirmed the monoclinic scheelite phase of BiVO4. An XPS study confirmed the occurrence of Bi, V, and O elements and also found that Bi and V exist in +3 and +5 oxidation states, respectively. SEM micrographs revealed the spherical-shaped morphology of the BiVO4 photocatalyst. Optical investigation showed that the bandgap of the BiVO4 photocatalyst varied between 2.25 and 2.32 eV. The as-synthesized BiVO4 photocatalyst was used to study the photocatalytic degradation of crystal violet (CV) dye under visible light illumination. The photocatalytic degradation experiment showed that the degradation percentage of crystal violet dye using BiVO4 reached 98.21% after 120 min. Mineralization of crystal violet dye was studied using a chemical oxygen demand analysis. View Full-Text
Keywords: hydrothermal method; BiVO4; photocatalysis; crystal violet dye hydrothermal method; BiVO4; photocatalysis; crystal violet dye
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Hunge, Y.M.; Uchida, A.; Tominaga, Y.; Fujii, Y.; Yadav, A.A.; Kang, S.-W.; Suzuki, N.; Shitanda, I.; Kondo, T.; Itagaki, M.; Yuasa, M.; Gosavi, S.; Fujishima, A.; Terashima, C. Visible Light-Assisted Photocatalysis Using Spherical-Shaped BiVO4 Photocatalyst. Catalysts 2021, 11, 460. https://doi.org/10.3390/catal11040460

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Hunge YM, Uchida A, Tominaga Y, Fujii Y, Yadav AA, Kang S-W, Suzuki N, Shitanda I, Kondo T, Itagaki M, Yuasa M, Gosavi S, Fujishima A, Terashima C. Visible Light-Assisted Photocatalysis Using Spherical-Shaped BiVO4 Photocatalyst. Catalysts. 2021; 11(4):460. https://doi.org/10.3390/catal11040460

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Hunge, Yuvaraj M.; Uchida, Akihiro; Tominaga, Yusuke; Fujii, Yuta; Yadav, Anuja A.; Kang, Seok-Won; Suzuki, Norihiro; Shitanda, Isao; Kondo, Takeshi; Itagaki, Masayuki; Yuasa, Makoto; Gosavi, Suresh; Fujishima, Akira; Terashima, Chiaki. 2021. "Visible Light-Assisted Photocatalysis Using Spherical-Shaped BiVO4 Photocatalyst" Catalysts 11, no. 4: 460. https://doi.org/10.3390/catal11040460

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