Photo-corrosion inhibition of Ag3PO4 by polyaniline coating

Yunfan Zhang, Rengaraj Selvaraj, Younghun Kim, Mika Sillanpää*, Cheuk Wai Tai

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In this paper, polyaniline-coated silver phosphate has been successfully prepared via a facile chemisorption method in order to improve the stability of Ag3PO4 under light irradiation. The crystalline phase, band gap energy, and microstructure of the obtained PANI/Ag3PO4 composites were characterized by X-ray diffraction, UV–vis diffuse reflection spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy, and transmission electron microscopy, respectively. The photocatalytic degradation of methlylene blue was performed to test the activities of PANI/Ag3PO4 composites with different coating amounts and the results indicate that the stabilities of PANI/Ag3PO4 composites were successfully enhanced. The correlation between photocatalytic performance and the properties of PANI/Ag3PO4 composites is discussed in detail.

Original languageEnglish
JournalDesalination and Water Treatment
Publication statusAccepted/In press - Jun 24 2015


  • Ag<inf>3</inf>PO<inf>4</inf>
  • Photo-corrosion inhibition
  • Photocatalyst
  • Polyaniline
  • Structural characterization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pollution
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Ocean Engineering


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