Phtocatalytic Activity of Formic Acid in Presence of Bismuth Vanadate

Author(s): Abhilasha Tripathi, Sanyogita Sharma, Paras Tak and Suresh C. Ameta

The photocatalytic reduction of formic acid was carried out in presence of bismuth vanadate visible using light as the source of energy. The effect of various parameters like pH, concentration of formic acid, amount of bismuth vanadate and light intensity on the rate of photocatalytic reduction was observed. A tentative mechanism has been proposed for photocatalytic reduction of formic acid involving bismuth vanadate as a photoreductant.

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