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Influence of crystal structure of nanosized ZrO2 on photocatalytic degradation of methyl orange.

Basahel SN, Ali TT, Mokhtar M, Narasimharao K - Nanoscale Res Lett (2015)

Bottom Line: The structural and textural properties of the samples were analyzed by X-ray diffraction, Raman spectroscopy, TEM, UV-vis, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), and N2 adsorption measurements.The characterization results revealed that monoclinic ZrO2 nanoparticles possessed high crystallinity and mesopores with diameter of 100 Å.The higher activity of the monoclinic ZrO2 sample for the photocatalytic degradation of methyl orange can be attributed to the combining effects of factors including the presence of small amount of oxygen-deficient zirconium oxide phase, high crystallinity, large pores, and high density of surface hydroxyl groups.

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Affiliation: Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, King Abdulaziz University, P. O. Box, 80203, Jeddah, 21589 Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

ABSTRACT
Nanosized ZrO2 powders with near pure monoclinic, tetragonal, and cubic structures synthesized by various methods were used as catalysts for photocatalytic degradation of methyl orange. The structural and textural properties of the samples were analyzed by X-ray diffraction, Raman spectroscopy, TEM, UV-vis, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), and N2 adsorption measurements. The performance of synthesized ZrO2 nanoparticles in the photocatalytic degradation of methyl orange under UV light irradiation was evaluated. The photocatalytic activity of the pure monoclinic ZrO2 sample is higher than that of the tetragonal and cubic ZrO2 samples under optimum identical conditions. The characterization results revealed that monoclinic ZrO2 nanoparticles possessed high crystallinity and mesopores with diameter of 100 Å. The higher activity of the monoclinic ZrO2 sample for the photocatalytic degradation of methyl orange can be attributed to the combining effects of factors including the presence of small amount of oxygen-deficient zirconium oxide phase, high crystallinity, large pores, and high density of surface hydroxyl groups.

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UV-visible absorption changes of methyl orange aqueous solution at 25°C in the presence of the ZrO2samples.
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Fig7: UV-visible absorption changes of methyl orange aqueous solution at 25°C in the presence of the ZrO2samples.

Mentions: The photocatalytic activity of the three ZrO2 samples was determined by monitoring the degradation of the methyl orange dye. A blank experiment was carried out to confirm that the photo-degradation reaction did not proceed without the presence of either catalyst or the UV radiation. Figure 7 shows the change in the UV-vis absorbance spectra of methyl orange solution (10 ppm) with different irradiation intervals over the ZrO2 samples.Figure 7


Influence of crystal structure of nanosized ZrO2 on photocatalytic degradation of methyl orange.

Basahel SN, Ali TT, Mokhtar M, Narasimharao K - Nanoscale Res Lett (2015)

UV-visible absorption changes of methyl orange aqueous solution at 25°C in the presence of the ZrO2samples.
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Fig7: UV-visible absorption changes of methyl orange aqueous solution at 25°C in the presence of the ZrO2samples.
Mentions: The photocatalytic activity of the three ZrO2 samples was determined by monitoring the degradation of the methyl orange dye. A blank experiment was carried out to confirm that the photo-degradation reaction did not proceed without the presence of either catalyst or the UV radiation. Figure 7 shows the change in the UV-vis absorbance spectra of methyl orange solution (10 ppm) with different irradiation intervals over the ZrO2 samples.Figure 7

Bottom Line: The structural and textural properties of the samples were analyzed by X-ray diffraction, Raman spectroscopy, TEM, UV-vis, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), and N2 adsorption measurements.The characterization results revealed that monoclinic ZrO2 nanoparticles possessed high crystallinity and mesopores with diameter of 100 Å.The higher activity of the monoclinic ZrO2 sample for the photocatalytic degradation of methyl orange can be attributed to the combining effects of factors including the presence of small amount of oxygen-deficient zirconium oxide phase, high crystallinity, large pores, and high density of surface hydroxyl groups.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, King Abdulaziz University, P. O. Box, 80203, Jeddah, 21589 Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

ABSTRACT
Nanosized ZrO2 powders with near pure monoclinic, tetragonal, and cubic structures synthesized by various methods were used as catalysts for photocatalytic degradation of methyl orange. The structural and textural properties of the samples were analyzed by X-ray diffraction, Raman spectroscopy, TEM, UV-vis, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), and N2 adsorption measurements. The performance of synthesized ZrO2 nanoparticles in the photocatalytic degradation of methyl orange under UV light irradiation was evaluated. The photocatalytic activity of the pure monoclinic ZrO2 sample is higher than that of the tetragonal and cubic ZrO2 samples under optimum identical conditions. The characterization results revealed that monoclinic ZrO2 nanoparticles possessed high crystallinity and mesopores with diameter of 100 Å. The higher activity of the monoclinic ZrO2 sample for the photocatalytic degradation of methyl orange can be attributed to the combining effects of factors including the presence of small amount of oxygen-deficient zirconium oxide phase, high crystallinity, large pores, and high density of surface hydroxyl groups.

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