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Fabrication of magnetic g-C3N4 for effectively enhanced tetracycline degradation with RGO as mediator

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In the present work, the ternary hybrid photocatalyst Fe3O4@g-C3N4/RGO is developed by a facile hydrothermal method, which shows a satisfactory degradation rate (90%) and stability in degrading tetracycline. The improvement in the photocatalytic activity of the ternary hybrid photocatalyst is attributed to the Fe3O4 nanobelt and RGO. As a center of oxidation–reduction, the Fe3O4 nanobelt can utilize electrons effectively. RGO with good conductivity is an outstanding electron transporter, which inhibits the recombination of electron–hole pairs. Moreover, the results of the ESR and the radical capture experiment prove that h+ and ˙O2 are the major active species in the tetracycline removal process. At the same time, the degradation intermediates of tetracycline and the photocatalytic mechanism is discussed in this paper in depth. The novel design concept is expected to be used in practical applications.

Graphical abstract: Fabrication of magnetic g-C3N4 for effectively enhanced tetracycline degradation with RGO as mediator

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The article was received on 16 Jun 2018, accepted on 23 Aug 2018 and first published on 30 Aug 2018


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C8NJ02994F
Citation: New J. Chem., 2018,42, 15974-15984
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    Fabrication of magnetic g-C3N4 for effectively enhanced tetracycline degradation with RGO as mediator

    W. Fan, Z. Zhu, Y. Yu, Z. Liu, C. Li, P. Huo, Y. Qiu and Y. Yan, New J. Chem., 2018, 42, 15974
    DOI: 10.1039/C8NJ02994F

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