Photocatalytic activity of Fe-doped ZnO/montmorillonite nanocomposite for degradation of malachite green

Nur Afifah, Nadia F. Djaja, Rosari Saleh

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

5 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

In this study, the photocatalytic activity of pure Fe-doped ZnO and Fe-doped ZnO/Montmorillonite nanocomposite has been investigated for the degradation of malachite green under UV light irradiation. Both photocatalysts were synthesized using co-precipitation method and characterized by X-ray diffraction, energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy, Fourier-transform infrared absorption, and electron spin resonance. The results showed that the photocatalytic efficiency is better in the presence of montmorillonite compared to pure Fe-doped ZnO. To detect the possible reactive species involved in degradation of organic dyes control experiments with introducing scavengers into the solution of organic dyes were carried out. It is found that electron plays an important role in the degradation of malachite green.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFunctional Properties of Modern Materials
EditorsKuwat Triyana, Agustinus Agung Nugroho, Kuwat Triyana, Risdiana
PublisherTrans Tech Publications Ltd
Pages19-24
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9783038355472
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015
Event2nd International Conference on Functional Materials Science, ICFMS 2014 - Lombok, Indonesia
Duration: 12 Nov 201413 Nov 2014

Publication series

NameMaterials Science Forum
Volume827
ISSN (Print)0255-5476

Conference

Conference2nd International Conference on Functional Materials Science, ICFMS 2014
CountryIndonesia
CityLombok
Period12/11/1413/11/14

Keywords

  • Fe-doped zinc oxide
  • Malachite green
  • Montmorillonite
  • Photocatalytic

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Photocatalytic activity of Fe-doped ZnO/montmorillonite nanocomposite for degradation of malachite green'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this