Facile Synthesis of Ag3PO4 Photocatalyst with Varied Ammonia Concentration and Its Photocatalytic Activities For Dye Removal

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Submitted: 20-04-2018
Published: 15-04-2019
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The highly active photocatalyst of Ag3PO4 could be synthesized under ammonia solution using the facile co-precipitation method with the starting material of AgNO3 and Na2HPO4.12H2O.  The variation of ammonia concentration was designed at 0.00, 0.05, 0.15, and 0.30 M. The products were characterized using X-ray diffraction, UV-diffuse reflectance spectroscopy, and scanning electron microscopy. The photocatalytic activities were evaluated using the Rhodamine B degradation under blue light irradiation.  The effect of calcination, pH condition, and visible light source irradiation was carried out in the experiment. The highest photocatalytic activity was found in the sample prepared using the addition of ammonia solution at the concentration of 0.05 M. This photocatalytic activity was 4.13 times higher compared to the Ag3PO4 prepared without the ammonia. The effective condition of photocatalytic activity was achieved at the sample prepared without calcination, degradation at pH of 7 and under blue light irradiation. Copyright © 2019 BCREC Group. All rights reserved

Received: 20th April 2018; Revised: 1st September 2018; Accepted: 4th September 2018; Available online: 25th January 2019; Published regularly: April 2019

How to Cite: Febiyanto, F., Soleh, A., Amal, M.S.K., Afif, M., Sewiji, S., Riapanitra, A., Sulaeman, U. (2019). Facile Synthesis of Ag3PO4 Photocatalyst with Varied Ammonia Concentration and Its Photocatalytic Activities For Dye Removal. Bulletin of Chemical Reaction Engineering & Catalysis, 14 (1):42-50 (doi:10.9767/bcrec.14.1.2549.42-50)

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Ag3PO4 photocatalyst; Rhodamine B; varied ammonia concentration.

  1. Febiyanto Febiyanto 
    Department of Chemistry, University of Jenderal Soedirman , Jl. Dr. Soeparno No. 61 Karangwangkal, Purwokerto, 53123, Indonesia
  2. Agus Soleh 
    Department of Chemistry, University of Jenderal Soedirman , Jl. Dr. Soeparno No. 61 Karangwangkal, Purwokerto, 53123, Indonesia
  3. Muhammad Sofi Khoerul Amal 
    Department of Chemistry, University of Jenderal Soedirman , Jl. Dr. Soeparno No. 61 Karangwangkal, Purwokerto, 53123, Indonesia
  4. Mohammad Afif 
    Department of Chemistry, University of Jenderal Soedirman , Jl. Dr. Soeparno No. 61 Karangwangkal, Purwokerto, 53123, Indonesia
  5. Sukma Sewiji 
    Department of Physics, University of Jenderal Soedirman , Jl. Dr. Soeparno No. 61 Karangwangkal, Purwokerto, 53123, Indonesia
  6. Anung Riapanitra 
    Department of Chemistry, University of Jenderal Soedirman , Jl. Dr. Soeparno No. 61 Karangwangkal, Purwokerto, 53123, Indonesia
  7. Uyi Sulaeman 
    Department of Chemistry, University of Jenderal Soedirman , Jl. Dr. Soeparno No. 61 Karangwangkal, Purwokerto, 53123, Indonesia
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