Preparation and photodeposition of Fe–S/TiO2@PEG nanoparticles for methylene blue and Evans blue

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Here, iron, sulfur and poly(ethylene glycol) doping to TiO2 nanoparticles toward the effect on photodegradation of the methylene blue (MB) and Evans blue (EB) was investigated. The present nanostructured photocatalysts displayed notable catalytic activity for the decomposition of colorants in water under visible light irradiation. The photocatalytic reaction constants of different samples were determined for EB and MB to be 0.007, 0.008, 0.009 and 0.01, 0.026, 0.021 1/min, respectively. The values of optical band gap for pure TiO2, Fe–S/TiO2, and Fe–S/TiO2@PEG were estimated to be 3.21, 2.75, and 2.81, respectively. X-ray analysis was performed and correlated with BET, Fe–SEM, and TEM results. The lattice structure was studied by W–H (Williamson–Hall) and H–W (Halder–Wagner) methods with a different assumption in the isotropic and homogenous nature. The results revealed that the SSP model shows the most accuracy and adaption to determine the lattice structure.

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Zolfaghari, A., Riazian, M. & Ashjari, M. Preparation and photodeposition of Fe–S/TiO2@PEG nanoparticles for methylene blue and Evans blue. Res Chem Intermed (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11164-021-04396-9

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Keywords

  • Fe−S/TiO2@PEG
  • Photocatalyst
  • Photodegradation
  • Nanoparticle
  • X-ray analysis