Silver/Silver(II) oxide (Ag/AgO) loaded graphitic carbon nitride microspheres: An effective visible light active photocatalyst for degradation of acidic dyes and bacterial inactivation

Devthade Vidyasagar, Sachin G. Ghugal, Aditi Kulkarni, Pragya Mishra, Ashok G. Shende, Jagannath, Suresh S. Umare, Rajamma Sasikala
  • Applied Catalysis B Environmental, February 2018, Elsevier
  • DOI: 10.1016/j.apcatb.2017.09.030

Ag/AgO loaded g-C3N4 microsphere photocatalysts

What is it about?

Silver-based photocatalysts are known to have antibacterial and semiconducting properties. We have shown for the first time co-existence of silver (0) and silver (II) oxide on carbon nitride surface with microspherical morphology. A thorough investigation has been conducted on the synthesis of catalyst and correlations between characterization, related properties are presented in brief.

Why is it important?

A rare existence of Ag/AgO(II) is observed. The combination of carbon nitride and Ag/AgO microspheres increased the conductivity and improved photocatalytic performance. Due to surface plasmon resonance catalyst were effective in bacterial inactivation and degradation of organic dyes,

Perspectives

Devthade Vidyasagar (Author)
Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology

I hope our work may pave new directions for finding the mystery of silver oxide(II) semiconductor for the wide range of photoapplications

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apcatb.2017.09.030

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