FeOOH and Fe2O3 co-grafted TiO2 photocatalysts for bisphenol A degradation in water

Guiying Rao, Huilei Zhao, Jiatang Chen, Wei Deng, Bahngmi Jung, Ahmed Abdel-Wahab, Bill Batchelor, Ying Li

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Abstract

Novel FeOOH and Fe2O3 co-grafted TiO2 photocatalysts were synthesized and tested for bisphenol A (BPA) degradation in water under simulated solar and visible light irradiations. The grafting temperature was simply controlled to adjust the FeOOH and Fe2O3 compositions, with 55 °C being the optimal temperature that led to the highest BPA degradation. Co-grafted FeOOH and Fe2O3 on TiO2 is advantageous over mono-grafted or un-grafted TiO2, because FeOOH promotes BPA adsorption and Fe2O3 enhances photocatalytic activity by facilitating the interfacial charge transfer. Findings from this study contribute to the fabrication of efficient, low-cost photocatalysts for water pollutant removal.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)125-129
Number of pages5
JournalCatalysis Communications
Volume97
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Process Chemistry and Technology

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