Photocatalytic Treatment of MO in Water with BiOBr Photocatalyst
The BiOBr catalyst prepared by the hydrolysis method was investigated with the X-ray diffractometry(XRD) and scanning electron microscope (SEM). The results show that the catalyst was the tetragonal primitive crystal structure and composed of homogeneous particles of fine ferrite plates. At the same time, the photocatalytic activity of BiOBr catalyst was evaluated by methylene orange (MO) in aqueous solution illuminated by Xenon lamp, and the degradation process parameters, such as initial concentration of MO, initial pH value and amount of BiOBr catalyst were discussed to the degradation rate of the MO. Under the following experimental conditions of C0=10mg/L, pH=8, m(BiOBr)=1.0g/L, MO can be entirely degraded after 2.5 hours.
X. X. Zhao et al., "Photocatalytic Treatment of MO in Water with BiOBr Photocatalyst", Materials Science Forum, Vol. 694, pp. 554-558, 2011