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Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, Vol.168, 274-282, 2015
3DOM BiVO4 supported silver bromide and noble metals: High-performance photocatalysts for the visible-light-driven degradation of 4-chlorophenol
Three-dimensionally ordered macroporous (3DOM) photocatalysts BiVO4 (denoted as 3D-BiV), AgBr/3D-BiV, and 0.17 M/AgBr/3D-BiV (M=Au, Pt, and Pd) were prepared using the polymethyl methacrylate-templating, low-temperature deposition, and polyvinyl alcohol-protected reduction methods, respectively. The as-prepared BiVO4 possessed a good-quality 3DOM structure and a high surface area. It is found that the AgBr and noble metals were uniformly distributed on the surface of 3D-BiV. Among the M/AgBr/3D-BiV samples, the 0.17 wt% Pd/AgBr/3D-BiV sample showed the highest photocatalytic activity for the degradation of 4-chlorophenol (4-CP) under visible light illumination (i.e., complete 4-CP degradation could be achieved within 150 min), which was associated with its good 3 DOM structure, high surface oxygen adspecies concentration, easy transfer and separation of photogenerated carriers, and synergistic effect between AgBr or Pd nanoclusters and BiVO4. (C) 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.