Nonylphenol photodegradation by novel ternary MIL-100(Fe)/ZnFe2O4/PCN composite under visible light irradiation via double charge transfer process

Liping Wang , Kailin Xu , Li Jiao , Chuqiao Wang , Yiming Bu , Yuling Tang , Liwei Qiu , Qiuya Zhang


Received November 13, 2020,Revised , Accepted March 11, 2021, Available online March 23, 2021

Volume 34,2022,Pages 93-103

Nonylphenol (NP) residues, as a typical endocrine disrupting chemical (EDC), frequently exist in sewage, surface water, groundwater and even drinking water, which poses a serious threat to human health due to its bioaccumulation. In order to remove NP, a series of MIL-100(Fe)/ZnFe2O4/flake-like porous carbon nitride (MIL/ZC) was synthesized through in-situ synthesis at room temperature. High performance of ternary MIL/ZC is used to degrade NP under visible light irradiation. The results show that 30MIL/ZC2 (20 wt.% ZnFe2O4) ternary composite had the best photocatalytic activity (99.84%) when the dosage was 30 mg. Further mechanism analysis shows that the excellent photocatalytic activity of 30MIL/ZC2 could be ascribed to the double charge transfer process between flake-like porous carbon nitride (PCN) and other catalysts in the ternary heterojunction, and the separation of photogenerated electron-hole pairs was more effective. In addition, the 30MIL/ZC2 also showed high stability after five cycles of the photodegradation reaction. Furthermore, the active substance (•O2) was considered to be the main active substance in the NP degradation process. Based on the research results, the possible photocatalytic reaction mechanism of 30MIL/ZC2 ternary composite was proposed and discussed in detail.

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