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dc.contributor.authorNatda Wetchakunen_US
dc.contributor.authorPimonrat Wanwaenen_US
dc.contributor.authorSukon Phanichphanten_US
dc.contributor.authorKhatcharin Wetchakunen_US
dc.description.abstract© The Royal Society of Chemistry. The photocatalytic degradation of methylene blue (MB) in the presence of pure InVO4or a 0.5-5.0 mol% Cu-doped InVO4composite under visible light irradiation (λ ≥ 400 nm) was studied in this research. The structural and photophysical properties of the as-prepared samples in the photocatalytic degradation process were investigated. The doping of InVO4with a Cu photocatalyst results in wide absorption in the visible-light region and superior visible-light-driven photocatalytic activities in the degradation of MB. The results indicate that the InVO4sample doped with 1.0 mol% of Cu shows the highest photocatalytic activity. The enhanced photocatalytic activity was attributed to the copper ions acting as trapping sites, facilitating the separation of charge carriers. The main active species for the degradation of MB were investigated to explain the enhancement of the photocatalytic performance of Cu-doped InVO4. A possible photocatalytic degradation pathway for aqueous MB dye and a charge transfer mechanism for Cu-doped InVO4were proposed.en_US
dc.subjectChemical Engineeringen_US
dc.titleInfluence of Cu doping on the visible-light-induced photocatalytic activity of InVO<inf>4</inf>en_US
article.title.sourcetitleRSC Advancesen_US
article.volume7en_US Mai Universityen_US Universityen_US
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