Synthesis of copper oxide nano-rice structures for enhancement of photocatalytic activity under natural sunlight

Authors

  • Roonak Abdul Salam A.Alkareem

Keywords:

Copper Oxide, Nano-rice structures, hydrothermal, photocatalyst.

Abstract

In this work, copper oxide (CuO) nano-rice structure was prepared by hydrothermal method. The prepared samples were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), field emission scanning electron microscope (FESEM), and UV-visible spectrophotometer. CuO nano-rice structure showed high photocatalytic activity towards degradation of methylene blue (MB). Hydrothermally growth of CuO provided uniformly distributed nano-rice structures with high degradation efficiency (90.41%) and rate constant (kt) 16.6 × 10-2 min-1 for methylene blue degradation.

Published

2019-06-06

How to Cite

Abdul Salam A.Alkareem, R. . (2019). Synthesis of copper oxide nano-rice structures for enhancement of photocatalytic activity under natural sunlight. Mustansiriyah Journal for Sciences and Education, 20(5), 253-262. Retrieved from https://edumag.uomustansiriyah.edu.iq/index.php/mjse/article/view/735

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Section

Research Article