N and F codoped TiO2 thin films on stainless steel for photoelectrocatalytic removal of cyanide ions in aqueous solutions

Edgar Leonardo Castellanos-Leal, Próspero Acevedo-Peña, Viviana Raquel Güiza-Argüello, Elcy María Córdoba-Tuta

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N-F codoped TiO2 films were immobilized on stainless steel sheets through a combined approach involving a dip-coating technique and a hydrothermal treatment, followed by calcination at 400°C in the presence of air. Photocatalyst characterization was conducted using XRD, Raman and UV-VIS spectroscopy as well as SEM. The films were tested in a three-electrode cell for the photoelectrocatalytic degradation of CN-containing compounds. The results showed that the increase in the degradation rate of CN-containing compounds is both influenced by a synergistic effect of the doping agents and strongly dependent on the concentration of CN-containing compounds in the solution. Nitrogen contributed to the enhanced photoactivity under visible light due to the generation of localized states within the band gap of TiO2, whereas the presence of fluoride improved the superficial properties of the film, which resulted in higher amounts of CN-containing compounds that were degraded by direct charge transfer through the photogenerated holes.

Idioma originalInglés
Páginas (desde-hasta)487-495
Número de páginas9
PublicaciónMaterials Research
Volumen20
N.º2
DOI
EstadoPublicada - 1 mar. 2017
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