Investigation of ZnO/CuO/nanographene platelets composites catalyst for the degradation of methylene blue from aqueous solution

Hesni Shabrany, Hendry Tju, Ardiansyah Taufik, Rosari Saleh

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

2 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

This paper discusses the catalytic activity of ZnO/CuO/nanographene platelets composites under visible light and ultrasound irradiation separately. The ZnO/CuO/nanographene platelets composites were synthesized using a sol-gel method. X-ray diffraction and nitrogen adsorption spectroscopy were employed to investigate the structural and surface area of the catalyst. The catalytic activity results showed that the presence of nanographene platelets in ZnO/CuO nanocomposites improved its efficiency in degrading methylene blue. A scavenger method was also used to understand the role of charged carriers and the active radical involved in the catalytic activity.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication4th International Conference on Nano and Materials Engineering, 2016
EditorsHendra Suherman, Brian Yuliarto, Tjokorda Gde Tirta Nindhia, Brian Yuliarto
PublisherTrans Tech Publications Ltd
Pages117-122
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9783038357254
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016

Publication series

NameMaterials Science Forum
Volume864
ISSN (Print)0255-5476

Keywords

  • Catalytic activity
  • Composite
  • Nanographene
  • Sol-gel
  • ZnO/CuO

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Investigation of ZnO/CuO/nanographene platelets composites catalyst for the degradation of methylene blue from aqueous solution'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this