Comparative study on photocatalytic performance of (La,Fe) and (Ce,Fe)-codoped ZnO nanoparticles

Nadia Febiana Djaja, Rosari Saleh

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The present study evaluates the photocatalytic degradation of congo red as a model of organic pollutant over LaFe- and CeFe-codoped ZnO nanoparticles under UV light irradiation. Both photocatalysts were synthesized using co-precipitation method and characterized by X-ray diffraction, energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy, diffuse reflectance spectroscopy. The photodegradation efficiency of congo red using two 20W UV lamp was higher for LaFe-codoped ZnO nanoparticles compared with CeFe-codoped ZnO nanoparticles. Photocatalytic mechanism was investigated by measuring the photocatalytic degradation rate in the presence of ammonium oxalate, natrium sulfate, tert-butyl alcohol as photogenerated holes, photogenerated electrons and hydroxyl radical species scavenger. The results revealed that electrons are the main species in the photocatalytic process.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFunctional Properties of Modern Materials
Editors Risdiana, Kuwat Triyana, Kuwat Triyana, Agustinus Agung Nugroho
PublisherTrans Tech Publications Ltd
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9783038355472
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event2nd International Conference on Functional Materials Science, ICFMS 2014 - Lombok, Indonesia
Duration: 12 Nov 201413 Nov 2014

Publication series

NameMaterials Science Forum
ISSN (Print)0255-5476
ISSN (Electronic)1662-9752


Conference2nd International Conference on Functional Materials Science, ICFMS 2014


  • Codoped
  • Congo red
  • Photocatalytic
  • ZnO


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