Synthesis, characterization and photocatalytic performance of ZnO/TiO2 and ZnO/TiO2/CuO nanocomposite

Alfred Albert, Rosari Saleh

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In the present study, an attempt was made to synthesize ZnO/TiO2 and ZnO/TiO2/CuO nanocomposites as photocatalyst for degradation of organic pollutant (methylene blue) in aqueous solution under UV and visible light irradiation. Characterization using X-ray diffraction, energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy, field emission scanning electron microscope, diffuse reflectance spectroscopy analysis confirmed that all three components phase are present in the photocatalyst. The photodegradation of organic pollutant showed that with the incorporation of CuO content in ZnO/TiO2 nanocomposites increasing the photocatalytic performance in ultraviolet as well as visible region.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFunctional Properties of Modern Materials
EditorsKuwat Triyana, Agustinus Agung Nugroho, Kuwat Triyana, Risdiana
PublisherTrans Tech Publications Ltd
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9783038355472
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
ISSN (Print)0255-5476


Conference2nd International Conference on Functional Materials Science, ICFMS 2014


  • Composite
  • Methylene blue
  • Photocatalytic
  • Sol-gel


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