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Visible Light Induced ZnTiO3 Photocatalyst Synthesized by Co-Precipitation Process

  • P. SirajudheenEmail author
  • K. B. Sanoop
  • Muhammed Rashid
Conference paper

Abstract

A simple co-precipitation method was used for the synthesis of visible light assisted photocatalyst zinc titanate (ZnTiO3) nano particle powders. The powder synthesized was analyzed by means of Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), X-ray diffraction (XRD) and the decomposition temperature was analyzed by using Thermogravimetric analysis (TGA). The particle size of the prepared zinc titanate was calculated by using Scherer equation and it was found to be 100 nm in size. An aqueous solution of methyl orange was used to study the photocatalytic efficiency of the prepared zinc titanate nano particles. The results confirmed that the zinc titanate nano-particle display excellent photocatalytic efficiency in visible range radiation.

Keywords

Zinc titanate Co-precipitation XRD FTIR Photocatalytic activity 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Sirajudheen
    • 1
    Email author
  • K. B. Sanoop
    • 1
  • Muhammed Rashid
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryWMO Imam Gazzali Arts and Science CollegeKoolivayalIndia

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