Photocatalytic degradation of organic dyes using transition metal based mixed metal oxide nanocomposite under different illumination

R. Biju

Article ID: 3573
Vol 6, Issue 2, 2023

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Abstract


Nowadays, copper and zinc nanoparticles are widely employed in a variety of applications. With nanoscale particle sizes, copper oxide/zinc oxide composite is easily synthesized using a variety of techniques, including hydrothermal, microwave, precipitation, etc. In the current work, chemical precipitation is used to create a copper oxide/zinc oxide nanocomposite. XRD analysis was used to determine the nanocomposite’s structural characteristics. Through SEM analysis, the surface morphological properties are investigated. EDAX is used to study the chemical composition of produced materials, while UV/Visible spectroscopy is used to determine their optical properties. The assessment of the copper oxide/zinc oxide nanocomposite’s degrading property on dyes like methyl red and methyl orange under UV and visible light are the main objectives of the current work.


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nanocomposite; metal oxide; photocatalysis; methyl orange; methyl red

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.24294/can.v6i2.3573

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