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IJAPM 2011 Vol.1(1): 33-37 ISSN:2010-362X
DOI: 10.7763/IJAPM.2011.V1.7

Photoelectrochemical Property, Photocatalytic Degradation and Photocatalysts for Hydrogen Production of CUO and WO3 Loaded TiO2 Nanotube

X. S. Yang and H. Kim

Abstract—Titanium dioxide has been considered one of the most promising photocatalytic materials due to its relatively low cost, chemical stability, and photo stability. In this work, CUO and WO3 were loaded on anodic TiO2 annotate and the photo electrochemical, photocatalytic and photo catalysts for hydrogen production activity were investigated. TiO2 annotate was prepared by iodization method. CUO and WO3 were loaded by wet impregnation method. The annealed samples were soaked in a mixture solution containing tungsten acid and Cu (NO3)2 and then post-annealed to fabricate Cu-loaded TiO2 annotate. The obtained samples were characterized by SEM, EDX, XRD and the photo electrochemical property, photocatalytic degradation of MB and photo catalysts for hydrogen production under UV illumination was measured and compared. The photocurrent (potential=1 V) of Cu-WO3 loaded annotate is 1.41 times higher than that of unloaded annotate and is 1.15 times higher than that of pure WO3 loaded annotate. The hydrogen generation rate of Cu-WO3 loaded annotate is 1.42 times higher than that of unloaded annotate. After UV irradiation for 2 h, the degradation efficiency of MB for Cu-WO3 loaded annotate is 1.12 times higher than that of pure WO3 loaded sample.

Index Terms—Titanium oxide annotate, Hydrogengeneration, Photo electrochemical property

X.S. Yang is with the Key Laboratory of Advanced Technology of Materials (Ministry of Education), Superconductivity and New Energy R&D Center, Mail Stop 165#, Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu, 610031,China (e-mail: yxs2000@hotmail.com).
 H. Kim is with Department of Environmental Engineering and Biotechnology, Energy and Environment Fusion Technology Center Myongji University, Yongin, Kyonggi-do 449-728, Korea (e-mail:hernkim@mju.ac.kr).
 

Cite: X. S. Yang and H. Kim, "Photoelectrochemical Property, Photocatalytic Degradation and Photocatalysts for Hydrogen Production of CUO and WO3 Loaded TiO2 Nanotube," International Journal of Applied Physics and Mathematics  vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 33-37, 2011.

General Information

ISSN: 2010-362X (Online)
Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Appl. Phys. Math.
Frequency: Quarterly
DOI: 10.17706/IJAPM
Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Haydar Akca 
Abstracting/ Indexing: INSPEC(IET), CNKI, Google Scholar, EBSCO, Chemical Abstracts Services (CAS), etc.
E-mail: ijapm@iap.org
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