Novel, Facile and Swift Technique for Synthesis of CeO 2 Nanocubes Immobilized on Zeolite for Removal of CR and MO Dye
CeO2/zeolite nanocomposite was successfully prepared by the mixing-calcination method. The structural characteristics of photocatalyst were investigated by XRD, SEM, TEM and EDX. Photocatalytic degradation experiments were carried out with varying amounts of the CeO2/zeolite, the ratio of 3:1 (CeO2/zeolite) was exhibited excellent photocatalytic activity towards dye degradation. Synergistic effect of CeO2/zeolite played a key role in photocatalytic degradation. The main reactive oxygen species was determined by trapping experiments. Additionally, the recyclability was tested up to the fourth cycle. The CeO2/zeolite nanocomposite is a promising photocatalyst for removing trace and unprocessed organic contaminants in the industrial dye waste water treatment. The efficiency of CeO2/zeolite nanocomposite offers a potential economical route to degrade organic contaminants and recovering photocatalyst simultaneously.
Publisher URL: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10876-017-1292-z
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