Synthesis of ZnO Based Nanocatalyst with Palash Flower Powder for Degradation of Phenol
The aim of this work to synthesize ZnO/palash flower powder nano catalyst using single pot process and compare their effectiveness for degradation of phenol under identical experimental conditions. FEG-SEM micrograph shows that maximum spot of nano scale identity in their morphology. XRD results shows prepared ZnO nanocatalyst are hexagonal in crystal structure with mean particle size 17.4 nm. FTIR results shows ZnO transmittance band at 449 cm−1. EDAX confirm the presence of Zn and O in sample. Phenol degradation was 62 % at 4 h reaction time, 30 °C reaction temperature and mass loading of catalyst was 1.0 g/L for aqueous solution of phenol. Synthesized nanocatalyst was more economic and ecofriendly.
KeywordsPhenol Palash flower powder Zno Nano-catalyst Removal Ecofriendly
The authors would like to thank the Department of Chemical Engineering, Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology (MANIT) Bhopal, India, for providing necessary facilities and established the Green Catalysis and Process Technology Research laboratory through Research grant. One of author (Rajani Bharati) would like to special thank the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India for giving financial support to research work.
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