BiOCl dispersed on NiFe-LDH leads to enhanced photo-degradation of Rhodamine B dye

Jianfeng Ma, Jiafan Ding, Liangmin Yu, Liangyin Li, Yong Kong, Sridhar Komarneni

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Abstract

BiOCl-NiFe-LDH composites were synthesized using NiFe-Cl-LDH and Bi(NO3)3 as precursors and the composites were characterized by XRD, SEM and FTIR. Photocatalytic degradation of Rhodamine B (RhB) dye was tested with BiOCl-NiFe-LDH composite and NiFe-Cl-LDH and BiOCl materials under the same conditions and the composite was found to be superior to both NiFe-Cl-LDH and BiOCl for RhB degradation. The superior performance of the BiOCl-NiFe-LDH composite was related to better dispersion of BiOCl particles on the surface of NiFe-LDH materials. After three-times of recycling, the RhB degradation efficiencies were 93.3%, 90.1% and 87.9% during the first, second and third cycles, respectively. The BiOCl-NiFe-LDH composite prepared here appears to be an efficient and stable composite photocatalyst, which may have potential applications in wastewater treatment field.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)76-82
Number of pages7
JournalApplied Clay Science
Volume109-110
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geology
  • Geochemistry and Petrology

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