International Journal of Photoenergy / 2015 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

Synthesis and Optimization of Visible Light Active BiVO4 Photocatalysts for the Degradation of RhB

Table 1

Synthesis parameters of BiVO4 samples prepared via hydrothermal method.

Sample (sample name)ReactantspH of precursor slurry Temperature & time

BiVO4 (H-140-8) 3 mmol Bi(NO3)3·5H2O7 (2 M NH4OH) Hydrothermal 140°C, 8 h [29].
2 mmol NH4VO3
2 M NH4OH
35 mL deionized water (DW)

BiVO4 (C+H-200-24) 3 mmol Bi(NO3)3·5H2O1 (50 vol.% acetic acid) Precursor calcination
730 K (457°C), 5 h; hydrothermal 200°C, 24 h [24].
0.38 g K2CO3
0.5 g V2O5
50 vol.% acetic acid
35 mL DW

Samples prepared via hydrothermal synthesis were denoted by the nomenclature BiVO4 (H-XXX-XX), where XXX and XX refer to the treatment temperature and time, respectively; BiVO4 (H-XXX-XX) and BiVO4 (C+H-XXX-XX) denote samples prepared via hydrothermal and calcination and hydrothermal synthesis, respectively.