Biochemical Synthesis of Ag-AgCl Nanoparticles for Visible-Light-Driven Photocatalytic Removal of Colored DyesReport as inadecuate




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College of Life Science, Northeast Forestry University, Harbin 150040, China

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Key Laboratory of Chemical Engineering Process & Technology for High-Efficiency Conversion, School of Chemistry and Material Sciences, Heilongjiang University, Harbin 150080, China

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Department of Chemistry, Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan, KPK, Mardan 23200, Pakistan



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Abstract Photocatalytic removal of organic pollution such as waste colored dyes was a promising technique for environment technique. However, effective photocatalysts were needed to enhance the photocatalytic efficiency. Ag-AgCl was regarded as high performance catalyst for photocatalytic degradation. Ag-AgCl nanoparticles were biochemically prepared with metabolin of living fungi which was used as reductant and characterized by X-Ray diffraction XRD, UV-visible spectroscopy and transmission electron microscopy TEM. The Ag-AgCl nanoparticle composites showed spherical aggregation shape with an average size of about 3–5 nm which is well inside the quantum regime. The UV-visible study showed that Ag-AgCl nanoparticles had strong visible light absorption and exhibited excellent visible-light-driven photocatalytic performance. Photocatalytic results indicated that the obtained Ag-AgCl nanoparticles were suitable for photocatalytic removal of RhB dye under visible light irradiation. The excellent photocatalytic activities could be attributed to the quantum size nanoparticles and the Plasmon resonance of Ag-AgCl composites. View Full-Text

Keywords: silver; silver chloride; plasmon resonance; photocatalysis; dye wastewater silver; silver chloride; plasmon resonance; photocatalysis; dye wastewater





Author: Xiyun Zhao 1,†, Jie Zhang 1,†,* , Binsong Wang 2,* , Amir Zada 3 and Muhammad Humayun 3

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