|About this Abstract
||2016 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||2016 Functional Nanomaterials: Emerging Nanomaterials and Techniques for 3D Architectures
||Synthesis and Hydrothermal Method with Enhanced Photocatalytic Performance Optimization of Bi2S3 Nanorods
||Tarek M Sami Abdelhamid, Ahmed Helal, Adel A Ismaill, Ibrahim Ahmed Ibrahim, Ahmed Harraza
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
||Tarek M Sami Abdelhamid
Bi2S3nanostructures have attracted much attention due to their potential applications in electrochemical hydrogen storage, hydrogen sensors, and as photoresponsivematerials. In this contribution, Bi2S3 nanorods have been successfully prepared by a hydrothermal methodand used as Photocatalyst.The photocatalytic performance of Bi2S3 nanorods wereoptimized by controlling the affecting preparation parameters such as Bi/S molar ratio, reaction time and reaction temperature.Theas-synthesizedproducts were fully characterized . Results revealed that all diffractionpeakscan beindexedas the orthorhombicBi2S3. FESEM images showed that the morphology of the products is urchin-like spheres with diameters of 4-5µm. The micrographs composed of nanorods of about 1-2µm length and 100 nm in diameter.Methylene blue (MB) was used as a model waste compound to study the photocatalytic performance of Bi2S3nanorods. The optimal conditions for the preparation of Bi2S3 nanorods were 1Bi:2S molar ratio for 20 hr at 180 °C.This optimum photocatalysts gave the highest photocatalytic degradation efficiency of around98% under UV light irradiation.