Record number :
2443079
Title of article :
Degradation of some dyes using nanosized CeCuO3 photocatalyst: synthesis and characterization
Author/Authors :
Bhati, Indu Photochemistry and Solar Energy Laboratory - Department of Chemistry - University College of Science - M.L. Sukhadia University - Udaipur , India , Kumar, Anil Department of Chemistry - M. P. Govt. P. G. College - Chittorgarh (Raj.) , India , Ameta, Suresh C Photochemistry and Solar Energy Laboratory - Department of Chemistry - University College of Science - M.L. Sukhadia University - Udaipur , India
Pages :
7
From page :
211
To page :
217
Abstract :
CeCuO3 nanoparticles with diameter 4.36 nm was synthesized by a fast and simple microwave method using cerric sulphate tetra hydrate and copper sulphate pentahydrate as starting reagents. CeCuO3 was synthesized under microwave heating for 6 min without calcining steps. The synthesized products were characterized by X-ray powder diffraction (XRD) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and the photocatalytic behaviour of nanosized CeCuO3 was also studied spectrophotometrically through decolorization of yellowish orange and fast green dyes, a prompt water pollutant from textile industries. The effect of variation of different parameters i.e. pH, amount of CeCuO3, concentration of dye and light intensity was observed on the rate of photocatalytic bleaching. A Tentative mechanism for the photocatalytic bleaching of dyes has been proposed.
Keywords :
Photocatalyst , CeCuO3 , Fast green , Yellowish orange , Dye , Bleaching
Journal title :
Astroparticle Physics
Serial Year :
2010
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