Advertisement

Photocatalytic degradation of rhodamine B by Eu-doped BiOI nanobelts induced by visible radiation

  • Prakasit Intaphong
  • Anukorn PhuruangratEmail author
  • Titipun Thongtem
  • Somchai ThongtemEmail author
Research
  • 3 Downloads

Abstract

Pure bismuth oxyiodide (BiOI) and Eu-doped BiOI samples with different contents of Eu dopant as visible-light-driven photocatalysts were prepared by a sonochemical method. The as-synthesized samples were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), selected area electron diffraction (SAED), and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). In this research, tetragonal BiOI nanobelts were obtained for 1 wt% Eu dopant and an additional phase of orthorhombic Bi5IO7 was detected for doping with 5 wt% and 10 wt% Eu. Thus, the limited content of Eu in BiOI lattice is 1 wt%. The activity of the as-prepared samples was evaluated through the photodegradation of rhodamine B (RhB) under visible radiation, and 1 wt% Eu-doped BiOI nanobelts exhibited the best photocatalytic activity of 98.4% within 240 min. The photodegradation mechanism of RhB by Eu-doped BiOI was also discussed.

Keywords

Eu-doped BiOI Sonochemical method Photocatalysis 

Notes

Funding information

This research was financially supported by the Human Resource Development Project in the Science Achievement Scholarship of Thailand (SAST), Thailand.

References

  1. 1.
    Xu, J., Hu, Y., Zeng, C., Zhang, Y., Huang, H.: Polypyrrole decorated BiOI nanosheets: efficient photocatalytic activity for treating diverse contaminants and the critical role of bifunctional polypyrrole. J Colloid Interface Sci. 505, 719–727 (2017)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    Li, H., Yang, Z., Zhang, J., Huang, Y., Ji, H., Tong, Y.: Indium doped BiOI nanosheets: preparation, characterization and photocatalytic degradation activity. Appl Surf Sci. 423, 1188–1197 (2017)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. 3.
    Cui, S., Shan, G., Zhu, L.: Solvothermal synthesis of I-deficient BiOI thin film with distinct photocatalytic activity and durability under simulated sunlight. Appl Catal B. 219, 249–258 (2017)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. 4.
    Mera, A.C., Moreno, Y., Contreras, D., Escalona, N., Meléndrez, M.F., Mangalaraja, R.V., Mansilla, H.D.: Improvement of the BiOI photocatalytic activity optimizing the solvothermal synthesis. Solid State Sci. 63, 84–92 (2017)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. 5.
    Ye, L., Jin, X., Ji, X., Liu, C., Su, Y., Xie, H., Liu, C.: Facet-dependent photocatalytic reduction of CO2 on BiOI. Chem Eng J. 291, 39–46 (2016)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. 6.
    Montoya-Zamora, J.M., Cruz, A.M., Cuéllar, E.L.: Enhanced photocatalytic activity of BiOI synthesized in presence of EDTA. J Taiwan Inst Chem Eng. 75, 307–316 (2017)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  7. 7.
    Vadivel, S., Saravanakumar, B., Kumaravel, M., Maruthamani, D., Balasubramanian, N., Manikandan, A., Ramadoss, G., Paul, B., Hariganesh, S.: Facile solvothermal synthesis of BiOI microsquares as a novel electrode material for supercapacitor applications. Mater Lett. 210, 109–112 (2018)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  8. 8.
    Zhang, L., Ma, Z., Xu, H., Xie, R., Zhong, Y., Sui, X., Wang, B., Mao, Z.: Preparation of upconversion Yb3+ doped microspherical BiOI with promoted photocatalytic performance. Solid State Sci. 75, 45–52 (2018)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  9. 9.
    Peng, J.H., Zhao, Y.J., Hassan, Q.U., Li, H.Y., Liu, Y.B., Ma, S.H., Mao, D.L., Li, H.Q., Meng, L.C., Hojamberdiev, M.: Rapid microwave-assisted solvothermal synthesis and visible-light-induced photocatalytic activity of Er3+-doped BiOI nanosheets. Adv Powder Technol. 29, 1158–1166 (2018)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  10. 10.
    Powder Diffraction File, JCPDS-ICDD, 12 Campus Bld, Newtown Sq, PA 19073-3273, U.S.A., 2001Google Scholar
  11. 11.
    Jiang, Z., Zhao, R., Sun, B., Nie, G., Ji, H., Lei, J., Wang, C.: Highly sensitive acetone sensor based on Eu-doped SnO2 electrospun nanofibers. Ceram Int. 42, 15881–15888 (2016)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  12. 12.
    Phuruangrat, A., Cheed-Im, U., Thongtem, T., Thongtem, S.: High visible light photocatalytic activity of Eu-doped MoO3 nanobelts synthesized by hydrothermal method. Mater Lett. 172, 166–170 (2016)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  13. 13.
    Liang, D., Ge, Z., Li, H., Zhang, B., Li, F.: Enhanced thermoelectric property in superionic conductor Bi-doped Cu1.8S. J Alloys Compd. 708, 169–174 (2017)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  14. 14.
    Kumar, S., Prakash, R., Choudhary, R.J., Phase, D.M.: Structural, XPS and magnetic studies of pulsed laser deposited Fe doped Eu2O3 thin film. Mater Res Bull. 70, 392–396 (2015)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  15. 15.
    Jonjana, S., Phuruangrat, A., Thongtem, S., Thongtem, T.: Preparation and enhanced photocatalytic performance of AgCl/Bi2MoO6 heterojunction. Mater Lett. 179, 162–165 (2016)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  16. 16.
    Mandlimath, T.R., Moliya, A., Sathiyanarayanan, K.I.: Synthesis of Bi2Mo3O12 and Bi2−xRExMo3O12 nanorods (RE = Eu3+ and Pr3+ and x = 0.07–0.3): improved photocatalytic activity towards the degradation of rhodamine B dye under visible light. Appl Catal A. 519, 34–47 (2016)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  17. 17.
    Zong, Y., Li, Z., Wang, X., Ma, J., Men, Y.: Synthesis and high photocatalytic activity of Eu-doped ZnO nanoparticles. Ceram Int. 40, 10375–10382 (2014)CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Australian Ceramic Society 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Materials Science and Technology, Faculty of SciencePrince of Songkla UniversityHat YaiThailand
  2. 2.Materials Science Research Center, Faculty of ScienceChiang Mai UniversityChiang MaiThailand
  3. 3.Department of Chemistry, Faculty of ScienceChiang Mai UniversityChiang MaiThailand
  4. 4.Department of Physics and Materials Science, Faculty of ScienceChiang Mai UniversityChiang MaiThailand

Personalised recommendations