Feasibility of applying the LED-UV-induced TiO2/ZnO-supported H3PMo12O40 nanoparticles in photocatalytic degradation of aniline

  • Mahmoud Taghavi
  • Mohammad Taghi Ghaneian
  • Mohammad Hasan Ehrampoush
  • Masoumeh Tabatabaee
  • Mojtaba Afsharnia
  • Ali Alami
  • Jalal Mardaneh


In the present study, TiO2/ZnO-supported phosphomolybdic acid nanoparticles are investigated by the impregnation method, followed by analyzing their photocatalytic activity under UV-LED light and degradation kinetics degrading aniline as an organic pollutant model. Nanoparticle characteristics and the remaining Keggin structure in the nanocomposites were confirmed by means of FESEM, FTIR, and XRD analyses. Heterogenization of phosphomolybdic acid on TiO2 and ZnO nanoparticles resulted in the improved light absorption intensity and decreased band gap of nanocomposites. Photocatalytic degradation of aniline was also improved for composite nanoparticles and reached to 25.62, 43.48, and 38.25% for TiO2/HPMo, ZnO/HPMo, and TiO2/ZnO/HPMo, respectively. Overall, the results showed a good fit to the Langmuir-Hinshelwood kinetic model.


Polyoxometalate Phosphomolybdic acid Photocatalytic degradation Aniline TiO2 ZnO 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mahmoud Taghavi
    • 1
    • 2
  • Mohammad Taghi Ghaneian
    • 1
  • Mohammad Hasan Ehrampoush
    • 1
  • Masoumeh Tabatabaee
    • 3
  • Mojtaba Afsharnia
    • 2
  • Ali Alami
    • 4
  • Jalal Mardaneh
    • 5
  1. 1.Environmental Science and Technology Research Center, Department of Environmental Health EngineeringShahid Sadoughi University of Medical SciencesYazdIran
  2. 2.Department of Environmental Health Engineering, School of Public Health, Social Development & Health Promotion Research CenterGonabad University of Medical SciencesGonabadIran
  3. 3.Department of Chemistry, Yazd BranchIslamic Azad UniversityYazdIran
  4. 4.Social Determinants of Health Research Center; Department of Social Medicine, School of MedicineGonabad University of Medical SciencesGonabadIran
  5. 5.Department of Microbiology, School of MedicineGonabad University of Medical SciencesGonabadIran

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