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Dhaka University Journal of Applied Science & Engineering

Issue: Vol. 3, No. 1, January 2015
Title: Photocatalytic Degradation of Brown CGG Dye Using Chemically Synthesized ZnO Nanoparticles

Keywords: ZnO Nanoparticle, Photodegradation, Brown CGG.

The sunlight irradiated photocatalytic degradation of Brown CGG dye was studied using ZnO nanoparticle. The ZnO nanoparticlc was prepared by a simple chemical method using Zn(NO3)2.6II2O and NaOH under optimum reaction conditions and the prepared nanoparticle was characterized by UV-visible spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction (XRD), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-|R), energy dispersion X-ray spectroscopy (EDX) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The results of this investigation revealed that in the presence of sunlight, catalyst load of 0.5 g'L'r and time of contact of 40 min, ZnO nanoparticle showed substantial capability of removing Brown CGG dye from solution. An actual leather effluent containing Brown CGG as a major constituent along with other dyes and dyeing auxiliaries was treated using ZnO and the reduction in the chemical oxygen demand (COD) of the treated effluent revealed almost complete destruction of the organic molecules along with color removal,

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