Visible-light-induced photocatalyst Bi2WO6 with the size of ca. 30 nm has been synthesized via a facile template-free hydrothermal method. The effects of the pH values of the precursor suspensions and hydrothermal time on the photocatalytic activities of the Bi2WO 6 nanoplates have been investigated in detail. The photocatalytic activity of as-prepared Bi2WO6 was about 8-10 times higher than that of the product prepared by solid-state reaction, which was evaluated by the degradation of RhB dye in water under visible light irradiation. Even under the illumination of a compact fluorescent lamp, the nanosized Bi 2WO6 also exhibited high photocatalytic activity.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- General Energy
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Surfaces, Coatings and Films