The Preparation of Cu-BiVO4 and its Enhanced Photocatalytic Properties for Degradation of Phenol
An enhanced visible-light-driven catalyst BiVO4 doping with Cu was synthesized by hydrothermal method and characterized by XRD, UV-vis DRS, speciﬁc surface area. The characterization results indicated a better crystal structure of Cu-BiVO4. The photocatalytic properties were evaluated by degrading wastewater with phenol, taking pH of catalysts prepared, dosage of catalyst and air flow as the research factors. The results showed that Cu-BiVO4 has an effective photodegradation of phenol under the suitable conditions.
Hexing Li, Qunjie Xu and Daquan Zhang
X. M. Gao et al., "The Preparation of Cu-BiVO4 and its Enhanced Photocatalytic Properties for Degradation of Phenol", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 356-360, pp. 1253-1257, 2012