Synthesis of silver bromide/graphene oxide composite and its enhanced visible light photocatalytic efficiency and mechanism for elimination of parachlorobenzoic acid

  • Li-chao Nengzi
  • You-zhong Zhang
  • Jin-Hua Ma
  • Hai-Tao Li
  • Qingfeng ChengEmail author
  • Xiuwen ChengEmail author


In this study, silver bromide/graphene oxide (AgBr/GO) composite was synthesized by a simple ultrasonic-precipitation process. Afterwards, series of measurments demonstrated that AgBr/GO displayed improved visible light absorbance and higher photogenerated charge carriers. In addition, we proposed the enhanced visible light driven photocatalytic mechanism of AgBr/GO. Besides, AgBr/GO composite exhibits a higher PC activity (99.9%) for degradation of parachlorobenzoic acid than that of pristine AgBr within 40 min illumination. Finally, the degradation pathways of parachlorobenzoic acid were concluded. This study provides a new insight to promote the development of new fashioned photocatalytic decomposition of emerging contaminants from natural water bodies.



This work was kindly supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China (51808062, 51608061).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of Resources and EnvironmentXichang UniversityXichangPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.Academy of Environmental and Economics SciencesXichang UniversityXichangPeople’s Republic of China
  3. 3.College of Resources and EnvironmentChengdu University of Information TechnologyChengduPeople’s Republic of China
  4. 4.Key Laboratory of Western China’s Environmental Systems (Ministry of Education), College of Earth and Environmental SciencesLanzhou UniversityLanzhouPeople’s Republic of China

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