A magnetic Fe3O4/BiOCl nanocomposite has been prepared by a facile deposition–precipitation
process. The microstructure and morphology of this nanocomposite were performed by transmission electron
microscopy (TEM), high-resolution TEM (HRTEM) and X-ray diffraction (XRD). The Fe3O4/BiOCl
magnetic nanocomposite displays excellent catalytic activity for the photodegradation of RhB under simulated
solar light irradiation. Introducing the magnetic materials Fe3O4 in the nanocomposite makes the
Fe3O4/BiOCl nanocomposite photocatalyst easily being reused without loss of activity due to its magnetic property. The
excellent activity, photo-stability and magnetic recyclability of the nanocomposite photocatalyst reveal that it is a promising
candidate for environmental remediation.
Keywords: BiOCl, Fe3O4, nanocomposite, photocatalytic, rhodamine B.
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