Combustion Synthesis of Ferric Oxide as a Photo-catalyst Using Urea as Fuel, for Degradation of Dyes in Aquatic Environment
Author(s):
Shyam Wamanrao Dafare
Keywords:
Combustion synthesis, Ferric oxide, Photo-catalysis, Semiconductors, Optical materials and properties.
Abstract
This work reports the semiconductor assisted photochemical degradation of reactive azo dye such as congo red (CR) on combustion synthesized ferric oxide as a photo-catalyst. Ferric oxide was characterized by powder XRD, BET surface area, reflectance spectroscopy and powder density. BET surface area was found to be 3.4386 m 2 gm-1and has a particle size equals to 29.33 nm. Energy gap was found to be 2.12 eV by reflectance spectroscopy. 79 % COD removal was observed at pH 6 within 60 min. time duration using UV light (254 nm wavelength) as a source of radiation.
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Unique Paper ID: 151057

Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 7, Issue 11

Page(s): 500 - 503
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