Preparation of TiO2 loaded with crystalline nano Ag by a one-step low-temperature hydrothermal method
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TiO2 loaded with crystalline nano silver (c-Ag/TiO2) was successfully synthesized by a one-step low-temperature hydrothermal method in aqueous solution using tetra-n-butyl titanate and AgNO3 as precursors. The structure and morphology were characterized by Auger electron spectroscopy (AES), X-ray diffraction (XRD), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), UV-Vis absorption spectra (UV-Vis) and fluorescence spectra (FS). The photocatalytic activity was tested with photocatalytic degradation of hydrogen sulfide (H2S) gas. The results show that the nano silver particles of Ag/TiO2 prepared by the one-step low-temperature hydrothermal method are crystalline, while they are amorphous when prepared by the conventional UV reduction deposition method (a-Ag/TiO2). The photocatalytic activity of the c-Ag/TiO2 prepared by the hydrothermal method was found to have a significant improvement for H2S degradation, being more than 2 times over that of the a-Ag/TiO2 prepared by the conventional method.