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Document type
Journal articles

Document subtype
Full paper

Title
Comparative study of powder and cotton-supported BiOCl particles on the photocatalytic degradation of industrial pollutants

Participants in the publication
Virginia C. Ferreira (Author)
Dep. Química e Bioquímica
Dep. Química e Bioquímica
William R. Wise (Author)
O.C. Monteiro (Author)
Dep. Química e Bioquímica
CQE-Ciências - Centro de Química Estrutural-Ciências

Scope
International

Refereeing
Yes

Summary
This work compares the photocatalytic performance of powder and supported bismuthoxychloride (BiOCl) catalysts. Semiconducting nanoparticles (NPs) were immobilised onto cotton fibres (Cot) to prepare photoactive hybrid materials (Cot-BiOCl) for application in environmental remediation and facilitate catalyst recovery. The cotton modification was accomplished using simple in situ methodologies of reactant impregnation followed by BiOCl synthesis in water at room temperature. Using this methodology, it was possible to load 14 mg of BiOCl NPs per gram of modified cotton. The as-prepared material absorbs mainly in the UV range. However, after an easy in situ light sensitisation of the BiOCl, and due to the formation of oxygen vacancies on the catalyst surface, the sensitised material (BiOClUV) starts to absorb in the visible range. Its bandgap energy, Eg, shifts from 3.37 to 1.99 eV thus allowing its use under visible light. The photoluminescence (PL) analysis suggests lower recombination rate of the electron-hole pairs conferring enhanced photoactivity to the self-sensitised BiOCl. Under UV–visible light irradiation the Cot-BiOCl photocatalytically degraded a range of collagen dyes with high efficiency, ≥ 73% in 1 h. After light sensitisation, the modified cotton fibres also allow a swift degradation of collagen dyes at a lower cost under visible light irradiation, 88 ≥ removal % ≥ 45, within 3 h. Additionally, the composite reutilisation and the contribution of the substrate architecture on the composite stability is highlighted. The approach used, along with the high activity of the catalyst, displays better economic viability for application in industrial pollutant removal by enabling efficient use of solar light, and an easy and swift catalyst recovery.

Date of Submisson/Request
2020-02-21
Date of Acceptance
2020-07-23
Date of Publication
2020-07

Institution
FACULDADE DE CIÊNCIAS DA UNIVERSIDADE DE LISBOA

Where published
Ceramics International

Publication Identifiers
ISSN - 0272-8842

Publisher
Elsevier BV

Document Identifiers
DOI - https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ceramint.2020.07.240
URL - http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ceramint.2020.07.240

Rankings
SCOPUS Q1 (2019) - 6.1 - Materials Chemistry
SCOPUS Q1 (2019) - 6.1 - Ceramics and Composites
SCOPUS Q1 (2019) - 6.1 - Surfaces, Coatings and Films
SCIMAGO Q1 (2019) - 0.891 - Surfaces, Coatings and Films
SCIMAGO Q1 (2019) - 0.891 - Materials Chemistry
SCIMAGO Q1 (2019) - 0.891 - Ceramics and Composites
Web Of Science Q1 (2018) - 3.45 - MATERIALS SCIENCE, CERAMICS - SCIE
Web Of Science 3.830 (2019) - Q1 - MATERIALS SCIENCE, CERAMICS - SCIE
SCOPUS Q1 (2019) - 6.1 - Materials Chemistry
SCOPUS Q1 (2019) - 6.1 - Ceramics and Composites
SCOPUS Q1 (2019) - 6.1 - Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
SCOPUS Q1 (2019) - 6.1 - Surfaces, Coatings and Films
SCOPUS Q1 (2019) - 6.1 - Process Chemistry and Technology
SCIMAGO Q1 (2019) - 0.891 - Surfaces, Coatings and Films
SCIMAGO Q1 (2019) - 0.891 - Process Chemistry and Technology
SCIMAGO Q1 (2019) - 0.891 - Materials Chemistry
SCIMAGO Q1 (2019) - 0.891 - Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
SCIMAGO Q1 (2019) - 0.891 - Ceramics and Composites
Web Of Science Q1 (2018) - 3.45 - MATERIALS SCIENCE, CERAMICS - SCIE

Keywords
Photocatalysis Optical properties Fibres Composites Powders: Chemical preparation


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APA
Virginia C. Ferreira, William R. Wise, O.C. Monteiro, (2020). Comparative study of powder and cotton-supported BiOCl particles on the photocatalytic degradation of industrial pollutants. Ceramics International, ISSN 0272-8842. eISSN . http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ceramint.2020.07.240

IEEE
Virginia C. Ferreira, William R. Wise, O.C. Monteiro, "Comparative study of powder and cotton-supported BiOCl particles on the photocatalytic degradation of industrial pollutants" in Ceramics International, 2020. 10.1016/j.ceramint.2020.07.240

BIBTEX
@article{46882, author = {Virginia C. Ferreira and William R. Wise and O.C. Monteiro}, title = {Comparative study of powder and cotton-supported BiOCl particles on the photocatalytic degradation of industrial pollutants}, journal = {Ceramics International}, year = 2020, }