Construction of Pt-mTiO2/USY multifunctional catalyst enriched with oxygen vacancies for the enhanced light-driven photothermocatalytic degradation of toluene

Ehiaghe Agbovhimen Elimian, Meng Zhang, Jing Chen, Hongpeng Jia, Yong Sun, Jun He

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Abstract

Light-driven thermocatalysis has emerged as an attractive approach for catalytic oxidation of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Herein, we have synthesized Pt-mTiO2/USY nanocomposites for the catalytic degradation of toluene under full solar spectrum. The mTiO2/USY with increasing Pt content show increased activity, among which 0.9Pt-mTiO2 exhibits toluene conversion of 86.6% and CO2 yield of 74.5% at 243 °C with a light intensity of 490 mW/cm2 under 5 vol.% water vapor. The high catalytic performance of Pt-mTiO2/USY can be attributed to the large surface area, strong light absorption, highly efficient conversion of light-to-heat, abundant oxygen vacancies, uniform Pt distribution, and Ti3+ species on the catalyst surface. The introduction of Pt nanoparticles (NPs) in mTiO2/USY enhances light absorption and improves the mobility of surface lattice oxygen. The combination of EPR, O2-TPD, and in situ DRIFTS analysis reveals that light irradiation further stimulates more active lattice oxygen to participate in the toluene oxidation.

Original languageEnglish
Article number121203
JournalApplied Catalysis B: Environmental
Volume307
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jun 2022

Keywords

  • Light-driven thermocatalysis
  • Oxygen vacancies
  • Photoactivation
  • TiO-based catalyst
  • USY zeolite

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Environmental Science (all)
  • Process Chemistry and Technology

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