Novel Visible Light Driven Magnetically Separable Graphene/BiOBr Composite Photocatalysts with Enhanced Photocatalytic Activity

  • Tengfei Wu (吴腾飞)
  • Peifang Wang (王沛芳)Email author
  • Yanhui Ao (敖燕辉)Email author
Advanced Materials


Novel visible light magnetically separable graphene-based BiOBr composite photocatalysts were prepared for the first time. The structures, morphologies and optical properties were characterized by field emission scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction and ultraviolet-visible spectroscopy, respectively. The photocatalytic activity of the resulting samples was evaluated by degradation of tetracycline under visible light irradiation. An appropriate amount of introduced graphene can significantly enhance the photocatalytic activities. The enhanced activities were mainly attributed to the enhanced light absorption and the interfacial transfer of electrons. The corresponding photocatalytic mechanism was proposed based on the results.

Key words

magnetically separable graphene BiOBr photocatalysis tetracycline 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Key Laboratory of Integrated Regulation and Resource Development on Shallow Lakes, Ministry of Education, College of EnvironmentHohai UniversityNanjingChina

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