Generation of novel n-p-n (CeO2-PPy-ZnO) heterojunction for photocatalytic degradation of micro-organic pollutants

Rajendran, Saravanan; Hoang, Tuan K. A.; Trudeau, Michel L.; Jalil, A. A.; Naushad, Mu.; Awual, Md. Rabiul


Recently, hetero junction materials (p-n-p and n-p-n) have been developed for uplifting the visible light activity to destroy the harmful pollutants in wastewater. This manuscript presents a vivid description of novel n-p-n junction materials namely CeO2-PPy-ZnO. This novel n-p-n junction was applied as the photocatalyst in drifting the mobility of charge carriers and hence obtaining the better photocatalytic activity when compared with p-n and pure system. Such catalyst's syntheses were successful via the copolymerization method. The structural, morphological and optical characterization techniques were applied to identify the physio-chemical properties of the prepared materials. Additionally, the superior performance of this n-p-n nanostructured material was demonstrated in the destruction of micro organic (chlorophenol) toxic wastes under visible light. The accomplished ability of the prepared catalysts (up to 92% degradation of chlorophenol after 180 min of irradiation) and their profound degradation mechanism was explained in detail.

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Título según WOS: ID WOS:000711833000001 Not found in local WOS DB
Volumen: 292
Editorial: Elsevier
Fecha de publicación: 2022


Notas: ISI