ZnO/Ag nanocomposite: An efficient catalyst for degradation studies of textile effluents under visible light

Saravanan, R.; Karthikeyan, N.; Gupta, V. K.; Thirumal, E.; Thangadurai, P.; Narayanan, V.; Stephen, A.

Abstract

Degradation of model organic dye and industry effluent was studied using different weight percentages of Ag into ZnO as a catalyst. In this study, the catalysts were prepared by thermal decomposition method, which was employed for the first time in the preparation of ZnO/Ag nanocomposite catalysts. The physical and chemical properties of the prepared samples were studied using various techniques. The specific surface area, which plays an important role in the photocatalytic degradation, was studied using BET analysis and 10 wt.% Ag into ZnO showed the best degrading efficiency. The optical absorption (UV-vis) and emission (PL) properties of the samples were studied and results suggest better photocatalytic properties for 10 wt.% Ag sample compared to other samples. Crown Copyright (C) 2013 Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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Título de la Revista: MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING C-MATERIALS FOR BIOLOGICAL APPLICATIONS
Volumen: 33
Número: 4
Editorial: Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)
Fecha de publicación: 2013
Página de inicio: 2235
Página final: 2244
DOI:

10.1016/j.msec.2013.01.046

Notas: ISI