The Synthesis of Photocatalyst Material ZnO using the Simple Sonication Method

Faradis, R and Azizah, E. N. and Marella, S. D. and Aini, N and Prasetyo, Anton (2018) The Synthesis of Photocatalyst Material ZnO using the Simple Sonication Method. IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, 333 (1). 012019. ISSN 17578981

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Abstract

ZnO is well known as photocatalyst material therefore potentially to applied in many purposes. The particle size of photocatalyst material influenced the catalytic activities. In this research, ZnO was synthesized using the simple sonication method to obtain the the smaller particle with sonication time variation respectively: 30, 60, 160, 360 minute. X-ray diffraction data showed that the synthesized material have wurtzite structure with space group P63 mc. The synthesized ZnO with 30 minutes sonication time produced the smallest particle size and have the lowest band gap energy (2.79 eV). The photocatalytic test at methylene blue also showed that the optimum activity was gained from ZnO which synthesized at 30 minute sonication time (degradation percentage of metylene blue is 77.93%).

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Aromatic compounds; Catalyst activity; Energy gap; II-VI semiconductors; Particle size; Sonication; X ray diffraction; Zinc sulfide; Band gap energy; Optimum activity; Photo-catalytic; Photocatalyst materials; Sonication method; Synthesized materials; Wurtzite structure; X-ray diffraction data; Zinc oxide
Divisions: Faculty of Mathematics and Sciences > Department of Chemistry
Depositing User: Heni Kurnia Ningsih
Date Deposited: 24 May 2018 09:41

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