Pd-decorated m-BiVO4/BiOBr ternary composite with dual heterojunction for enhanced photocatalytic activity

Marcell Pálmai, Elsayed M. Zahran, Santiago Angaramo, Szabolcs Bálint, Zoltán Pászti, Marc R. Knecht, Leonidas G. Bachas

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We introduce a unique material ensemble to boost the photocatalytic activity of m-BiVO4 by creating dual heterojunction of bismuth oxybromide nanosheets and Pd nanodomains. The m-BiVO4/BiOBr/Pd ternary composite demonstrates substantially higher photocatalytic activity compared to pure m-BiVO4. We demonstrate for the first time the use of such visible light photocatalyst in highly efficient degradation of polychlorinated biphenyls.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)529-534
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Materials Chemistry A
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Materials Science(all)

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