NANOSYSTEMS: PHYSICS, CHEMISTRY, MATHEMATICS, 2016, 7 (4), P. 740–746
Zinc oxide-palladium material an efficient solar-light driven photocatalyst for degradation of congo red
Karuppannan Rokesh – Department of Chemistry, Anna University – BIT Campus, Tiruchirappalli–620024, Tamil Nadu, India
Kulandaivel Jeganathan – Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, School of Physics, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli–620024, Tamil Nadu, India
Kandasamy Jothivenkatachalam – Department of Chemistry, Anna University – BIT Campus, Tiruchirappalli–620024, Tamil Nadu, India; email@example.com
Zinc oxide palladium nanocomposite material (ZnO-Pd)NCM was prepared and then characterized by UV-Vis spectroscopy, photoluminescence spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction analysis, energy dispersive X-ray analysis and field emission-scanning electron microscopy. The photocatalytic performance of (ZnO-Pd)NCM was investigated by degradation of Congo red under solar light irradiation. Zinc oxide modified with palladium metal could greatly enhance its photocatalytic activity and effectively degraded by Congo red dye.
Keywords: zinc oxide, palladium, nanocomposite, photocatalyst, congo red, degradation.