International Journal of Chemical Studies
Vol. 4, Issue 5 (2016)
Solar assisted photocatalytic degradation of crystal violet and methylene blue dyes using ZnO/SBA-16 as catalyst
Author(s): Dr. Sana Ahmad and Aamna Ashraf
Abstract: In the present work, mesoporous SBA-16 was synthesized using tetraethyl orthosilicate as the silica source, triblock co-polymer Pluronic F127 as template and cetyltrimethylammonium bromide (CTAB) as co-template respectively. The surface modification of SBA-16 was carried out by impregnation of zinc oxide. As-prepared SBA-16 and ZnO/SBA-16 were characterized by FTIR, TGA, BET and SEM techniques. Characterization techniques revealed that zinc oxide was highly dispersed into/over the well-ordered mesoporous channels and even after impregnation of zinc oxide, mesostructure of SBA-16 was still retained together with high thermal stability, high surface area, large pore volume and uniform pore size. The catalytic activity of the ZnO/SBA-16 was investigated for degradation of methylene blue dye and analyzed by UV-Vis spectroscopy. The results showed that as-prepared ZnO/SBA-16 exhibited excellent catalytic activity towards degradation of crystal violet and methylene blue dye.
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How to cite this article:
Dr. Sana Ahmad, Aamna Ashraf. Solar assisted photocatalytic degradation of crystal violet and methylene blue dyes using ZnO/SBA-16 as catalyst. Int J Chem Stud 2016;4(5):98-105.