Synthesis and Environmental Application of BiOI/BiOCl Composites Esraa N. Ismaeel|Hilal S. Wahab

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This work illustrates an enhanced visible light photocatalytic degradation of methyl orange dye (M.O.) by employing BiOI / BiOCl composites prepared under room temperature and without any organic precursors. Various experimental parameters have been studied, namely; composition of the composite, irradiation time and cell material. Composition D which implied 75% BiOI and 25% BiOCl has shown the highest bleaching of M.O. dye. This confirms the optimum photo-sensitization phenomenon for this composition in comparison to others. In the optimum photo-sensitized composite the electron of the conduction band reveals better reducing power and the hole of the valence band exhibits more oxidative power than those of pure BiOI electron and hole. Accordingly, under appropriate experimental conditions, methyl orange was significantly bleached using composite D.


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Journal BS. Synthesis and Environmental Application of BiOI/BiOCl Composites: Esraa N. Ismaeel|Hilal S. Wahab. Baghdad Sci.J [Internet]. 2014Jun.1 [cited 2021Aug.4];11(2):469-76. Available from: