Preparation and visible-light photocatalytic activity of bismuth tungstate/lotus fiber composite membrane

Cheng Cheng, Zoufei Du, Lin Tan, Jianwu Lan, Shou-xiang Kinor Jiang, Ronghui Guo, Ludan Zhao

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Abstract

Bismuth tungstate/lotus fiber composite membrane (Bi 2WO 6/LF) were prepared. The composite membranes were characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy dispersive spectrum (EDS) and X-ray diffraction (XRD). The photocatalytic activity of Bi 2WO 6/LF under visible light irradiation was investigated. The result shows that photocatalytic activity of the Bi 2WO 6/LF increase with the rise of Bi 2WO 6 content in the composite membrane. Bi 2WO 6/LF with 1% Bi 2WO 6 possesses excellent photocatalytic activity for methylene blue and degradation efficiency of methylene blue reach 94% after irradiation for 270 min. Bi 2WO 6/LF could be potentially applied in sewage disposal and environmental remediation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)16-19
Number of pages4
JournalMaterials Letters
Volume210
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018

Keywords

  • Bismuth tungstate
  • Composite
  • Lotus fiber
  • Photocatalytic activity
  • Polymers
  • Thin films

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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