Photocatalysis technology has been wildly used to remove the most pollutants for environmental remediation under light irradiation. This chapter summarized the applications of BiOX (X = Cl, Br, and I) photocatalysts, including synthesis, photocatalytic performance without modification, enhanced VLD photocatalytic activity with the modification, and photocatalytic stability. Photocatalytic degradation (PCD) removal of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), contaminated chemicals, organic pollutants, and biological substances were introduced in this chapter. On the other hand, the morphologies, bismuth-rich effects, facet effects, and photocatalytic mechanisms of BiOX were discussed to provide effective methods for designing highly visible-light-driven (VLD) photocatalytic activity BiOX photocatalysts. The unsatisfactory points and future research directions also were briefly discussed at the end.
Part of the book: Semiconductor Photocatalysis