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Depollution of Synthetic dyes From Wastewater Using Polyazomethine/TiO2 And Polyazomethine/ZnO Nanocomposites Via Photocatalytic Process

Paper Topic: 
Water and Wastewater Treatment

Pages :
407 - 413

Corresponing Author: 
Pradeeba S J
Pradeeba S J Sampath K
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We propose a simple method for synthesising Poly(azomethine), ZnO, TiO2, poly(azomethine)/TiO2, and poly(azomethine)/ZnO nanocomposites using an ultrasonication process, as well as the use of these nanomaterials for photocatalytic degradation of organic dyes (Methylene blue (MB), malachite green (MG), Bismarck brown (BB), alizarin red S (ARS), and (MO). Our findings show that precise control and optimization of ambient factors in the presence of natural sunlight can result in efficient tailoring of poly(azomethine)/TiO2 (PNT) and poly(azomethine)/ZnO (PNZ) nanocomposites. Compared to Poly(azomethine), ZnO, TiO catalysts, the PNT and PNZ composites exhibit better photocatalytic activity for MB, MG, BB, ARS, MO degradation, which could be attributed to the formation of special catalytically active structures on the nanocomposite surface. The synthesized PNT and PNZ composites had the maximum catalytic activity under circumstances of 500 mg photocatalyst dose, 5 h of sunlight exposure and 10 ppm dye concentrations. Under ideal conditions, MB degrades at a rate of 97 % after 5 h of sunlight exposure. The composites demonstrated selective dye degradation and have greater photocatalytic effectiveness for cationic dyes. This research could lead to the simple development of a high photocatalysts for the rapid removal of ecologically harmful dyes from aqueous solutions.

Organic dyes, sunlight irradiation, degradation efficiency, cationic dyes, anionic dyes, stability and reusability.