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International Journal of Biological Chemistry
  Year: 2018 | Volume: 12 | Issue: 1 | Page No.: 1-7
DOI: 10.3923/ijbc.2018.1.7
Synthesis and Characterization of Sn/ZnO Nanoparticles for Removal of Organic Dye and Heavy Metal
Kalimuthu Hemalatha, Arumugam Manivel, Moorthy Saravana Kumar and Shanmugavadivelu Chandra Mohan

Abstract:
Background and Objective: Environmental pollution from human activities is a major challenge of civilization today. This study aimed to use Sn doped ZnO nanoaprticles for the purification polluted water from dye and heavy metal. Materials and Methods: The Sn doped ZnO nanoparticles have been synthesized using a simple chemical method and characterized by XRD, SEM and AFM. The degradation efficiency of Sn/ZnO nanoparticles was studied against methyl orange dye along with Cr(VI) by using a UV-vis spectrophotometer (Sl-210 Double Beam UV Visible Spectrophotometer (Elico)). Results: The results demonstrated that the photocatalyst was efficient at 200 mg L–1, the maximum amount of degradation (80.2 %) have been observed for MO/Cr(VI) after 2 h. Conclusion: The photocatalytic performance of the Sn/ZnO nanoparticles was stable after the nanoparticles were reused 5 times. The photocatalytic ability of the Sn-doped ZnO film allowed the development of a low cost, high efficiency and environmentally friendly material for water treatment applications using sunlight.
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Kalimuthu Hemalatha, Arumugam Manivel, Moorthy Saravana Kumar and Shanmugavadivelu Chandra Mohan, 2018. Synthesis and Characterization of Sn/ZnO Nanoparticles for Removal of Organic Dye and Heavy Metal. International Journal of Biological Chemistry, 12: 1-7.

DOI: 10.3923/ijbc.2018.1.7

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=ijbc.2018.1.7

 
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