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Recent Advances in Heteroatom Doped Graphitic Carbon Nitride (g-C3N4) and g-C3N4/Metal Oxide Composite Photocatalysts

[ Vol. 24 , Issue. 6 ]

Author(s):

Haiyan Jiang, Yang Li, Daohan Wang, Xiaodong Hong* and Bing Liang   Pages 673 - 693 ( 21 )

Abstract:


Industrial wastewater contains abundant organic dyes, antibiotics, pesticides, chemical fertilizers or heavy metal ions, which seriously deteriorate the ecological environment. Among the practical techniques for reducing water pollution, photocatalysis is a kind of sustainable solar energy conversion technique for removing organic contaminants. In this review, the advances in the preparation, modification, and doping of graphitic carbon nitride (g-C3N4), including non-metal doping, metal doping, dual- or tri-doping, are introduced firstly. Then, we systematically reviewed the recent progress of g-C3N4/metal oxide composite photocatalysts, including a g-C3N4/n-type metal oxide, such as TiO2, ZnO, SnO2, WO3, FexOy, CeO2, V2O5, MoO3, MnO2, Nb2O5, In2O3, and a g-C3N4/p-type metal oxide, such as Co3O4, Bi2O3, NiO and Cu2O. At last, we summarized the design principles for preparing heteroatom doped g-C3N4 and g-C3N4/metal oxide composites, and forecast the promising research directions. The main objective is to provide a guideline for designing highperformance heteroatom doped g-C3N4 and g-C3N4/metal oxide photocatalysts.

Keywords:

Photocatalytic activity, graphitic carbon nitride, metal oxide, photocatalyst, organic dyes, non-metal doping.

Affiliation:

School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Fuxin 123000, College of Materials Science and Engineering, Liaoning Technical University, Fuxin 123000, School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Fuxin 123000, College of Materials Science and Engineering, Liaoning Technical University, Fuxin 123000, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Shenyang University of Chemical Technology, Shenyang 110142

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