In this study, a series of Fe3O4/ZrO2/nanographene platelets (NGP) composite, with various weight percent (wt%) of NGP (5%, 10% and 15%), were prepared successfully using ultrasonic-assisted followed by simple hydrothermal method. Their physicochemical properties were fairly characterized by X-ray diffraction, fourier transform infrared and thermal gravimetric analysis. Furthermore, their catalytic activities were investigated toward anionic congo red (CR) and cationic methylene blue (MB) as models of organic pollutant under ultraviolet (UV) and ultrasonic (US) irradiation, respectively. The experimental results showed that the incorporation of NGP in Fe3O4/ZrO2 composite improved its efficiency in degrading CR and MB and became maximum at 10wt% of NGP. In addition, the role of active radicals involved in catalytic activities were discussed.
|Journal||Journal of Physics: Conference Series|
|Publication status||Published - 5 Apr 2017|
|Event||5th International Conference on Science and Engineering in Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics 2017, ScieTech 2017 - Kuta, Bali, Indonesia|
Duration: 21 Jan 2017 → 22 Jan 2017