Construction of a Bi2WO6/BiVO4 photocatalytic system for efficient visible light degradation of tetracycline drugs

RSC Adv. 2023 Jan 25;13(6):3612-3622. doi: 10.1039/d2ra07460e. eCollection 2023 Jan 24.


A Bi2WO6/BiVO4 composite photocatalytic material was synthesized by the hydrothermal method, and achieved the effective degradation of oxytetracycline (OTC) and tetracycline (TC) under visible light. The compositions, structures, chemical states and optoelectronic properties of Bi2WO6, BiVO4 and Bi2WO6/BiVO4 composites were characterized by systematic characterization. The results show that the existence of the heterojunction interface facilitates the separation of photogenerated carriers. Compared with the pure catalyst of Bi2WO6 and BiVO4, the Bi2WO6/BiVO4 composite material significantly improves the degradation efficiency of OTC and TC. The degradation rate is 6.22 and 3.02 times higher than that of Bi2WO6 and BiVO4, respectively. Through the free radical quenching experiments, it is known that photogenerated holes (h+) and superoxide anion free radicals (·O2 -) are the main active substances in the degradation of OTC. By analyzing the process of photocatalytic degradation of OTC, there are mainly six intermediates during the process. Their possible degradation pathways are also inferred in this paper.

PMID:36756596 | PMC:PMC9890608 | DOI:10.1039/d2ra07460e


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