An eco-friendly route for green synthesis of ZnO-CoFe2O4 nanoparticles from cardamom and ginger extract as an efficient electrochemical catalyst for water oxidation

Aynaz Kamyab, Mir Hadi Banan Khojasteh, Karim Asadpour-Zeynali

Article ID: 3182
Vol 6, Issue 2, 2023

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Water splitting has been one of the potential techniques as a clean and renewable energy resource for the fulfillment of world energy demands. One of the major aspects of this procedure is the exploitation of efficient and inexpensive electrocatalysts due to the fact that the water oxidation procedure is accompanied by a delayed reaction. In this research, ZnO-CoFe2O4 nanostructure was successfully synthesized via the green method and green resources from cardamom seeds and ginger peels for oxygen evolution reaction (OER). The modified Glassy carbon electrode (GCE) with ZnO-CoFe2O4 is effective for the electrochemical water oxidation interaction since it has sufficient electrical strength and excellent catalytic performance. The creation of rice-like and small granular structures of ZnO-CoFe2O4 nano-catalysts was confirmed by characterization methods such as XRD, FESEM, EDS and MAP. According to the achieved results, in the electrolysis of water, with in-cell voltage of 1.40 V and 50 mA cm–2 for current density in a 0.1 M KOH electrolyte and OER only has 170 mV overpotentials.


green synthesis; nanoparticles; ZnO-CoFe2O4; cardamoms; ginger peels

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