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Title: Synthesis and photoactivity enhancement of Ba doped Bi{sub 2}WO{sub 6} photocatalyst

Highlights: • The Ba-doped Bi{sub 2}WO{sub 6} photocatalyst have been synthesized by a hydrothermal route. • The photocatalytic activity of Bi{sub 2}WO{sub 6} was greatly enhanced by Ba-doping. • The effect of Ba on the catalytic activity of Bi{sub 2}WO{sub 6} was studied and discussed. - Abstract: In this study, Bi{sub 2}WO{sub 6} doped with different barium contents were successfully prepared by a simple hydrothermal route at 180 °C for 12 h. The as-synthesized samples were characterized in detailed by X-ray powder diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), UV–vis diffusere flectance spectroscopy (UV–vis DRS) and Brunauer–Emmet–Teller (BET) theory. Their photocatalytic activities were evaluated by photodegradation of Rhodamine B (RhB) under simulated solar light. As a result, the photocatalytic properties were enhanced after Ba doping and the Ba-doped Bi{sub 2}WO{sub 6} with R{sub Ba} = 0.15 showed the highest photocatalytic activities of 96.3% RhB was decomposed in 50 min. Close investigation revealed that the proper Ba doped into Bi{sub 2}WO{sub 6} could not only increases its BET surface area, decrease its crystalline size, but also act as electron traps and facilitate the separation of photogenerated electron–hole pairs. The mechanism of enhanced photocatalytic activities of Ba-doped Bi{sub 2}WO{submore » 6} were further investigated.« less
Authors:
 [1] ; ;  [2] ;  [3] ;  [2] ;  [1]
  1. Department of Chemistry, Fujian Normal University, Fuzhou 350007 (China)
  2. Research Center of Analysis and Measurement, Zhejiang University of Technology, Hangzhou 310014 (China)
  3. Institute of Environmental Science and Engineering, Hangzhou Dianzi University, Hangzhou 310018 (China)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22475749
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Materials Research Bulletin; Journal Volume: 64; Other Information: Copyright (c) 2015 Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam, The Netherlands, All rights reserved.; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; BARIUM ADDITIONS; BISMUTH TUNGSTATES; DOPED MATERIALS; PHOTOCATALYSIS; SCANNING ELECTRON MICROSCOPY; SIMULATION; SPECTROSCOPY; SURFACE AREA; SYNTHESIS; TRANSMISSION ELECTRON MICROSCOPY; TRAPS; VISIBLE RADIATION; X-RAY DIFFRACTION