Comparison of photocatalytic performance of different types of graphene in Fe3O4/SnO2 composites

Valentinus Paramarta, Ardiansyah Taufik, Rosari Saleh

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Abstract

We have reported the role of annealing temperature Fe3O4/SnO2 nanocomposites as a photocatalyst for remove methylene blue (MB) dye from aqueous solution. However, how to enhanced the degradation performance of Fe3O4/SnO2 nanocomposites is important to its photocatalytic application. Therefore, in this work Fe3O4/SnO2 nanocomposites was combined with two different types of graphene materials (NGP and grahene) to improve the photocatalytic performance for remove methylene blue (MB) dye. Fe3O4/SnO2/NGP and Fe3O4/SnO2/graphene have been successfully synthesized by co-precipitation method. The influence of two types graphene on Fe3O4/SnO2 nanocomposites properties were systematically investigated by means of X-ray diffraction (XRD), Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy and Thermal gravimetric analysis (TGA). Degradation of methylene Blue (MB) in aqueous solution was studied in detail under photocatalytic process. Effect of catalyst dosage (0.1-0.4 g/L) and scavengers on dye degradation were carried out to check the efficiency of photocatalyst. The results indicated Fe3O4/SnO2/graphene displayed higher photocatalytic activity than other catalyst. The reusability tests have also been done to ensure the stability of the used photocatalyst.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012027
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Volume820
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 5 Apr 2017
Event5th International Conference on Science and Engineering in Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics 2017, ScieTech 2017 - Kuta, Bali, Indonesia
Duration: 21 Jan 201722 Jan 2017

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