Effective oxygenated boron groups of boron-doped photoreduced graphene oxide for photocatalytic removal of volatile organic compounds

Xin Hong Tai, Chin Wei Lai, Thomas Chung Kuang Yang, Chia Yun Chen, Abdul Halim Abdullah, Kian Mun Lee, Joon Ching Juan

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The adverse health effects from indoor air pollutants such as volatile organic compounds (VOCs) has intrigued much attention. Photocatalytic oxidation (PCO) is a promising technique to degrade VOCs under ambient conditions. A metal-free photocatalyst, namely boron-doped photoreduced graphene oxide (BPRGO) was synthesized via a facile, scalable, and cost-effective UV irradiation method. The BPRGO photocatalyst managed to remove 80% of the VOCs (100 mg/m3 of methanol) within 6 h (0.283 h-1) under UV-A irradiation. Moreover, up to 91% of the VOCs were successfully mineralised into harmless CO2. The high photoactivity of BPRGO-1.0 was due to the high amount of oxygenated boron groups (OBGs) namely BC2O and BCO2 groups. The suitable amount of B dopants led to a higher hole carrier density and p-type conductivity. This had retarded the charge carrier recombination which improved the photocatalytic removal of VOCs. This work provides new insights of metal-free BPRGO photocatalyst for VOCs removal.

原文English
文章編號108047
期刊Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering
10
發行號4
DOIs
出版狀態Published - 2022 8月

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • 化學工程(雜項)
  • 廢物管理和處置
  • 污染
  • 製程化學與技術

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