Solution processing of ruthenium doped ZnO on calcium aluminum silicate beads and their application in photodegradation of organic dyes

Solution processing of ruthenium doped ZnO on calcium aluminum silicate beads and their application in photodegradation of organic dyes

Author: 
Namratha, K., Deepthi, B. K., Deepa, C.S. and Byrappa, K.
Abstract: 

Solution processing of ruthenium (Ru+) doped ZnO nanoparticles on surface of calcium aluminum silicate beads were carried out under solvothermal conditions (T, 150oC; P, autogenous; duration, 4h). The reagent grade ZnO, ruthenium and calcium aluminum silicate beads (CASB) material were used as starting materials along with methanol as a solvent and thus obtained ruthenium doped ZnO coated calcium aluminum silicate beads were characterized by using X-ray diffraction, SEM, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy and UV spectroscopy. Solar light mediated Photocatalytic degradation of organic dyes such as brilliant yellow, brilliant blue, rhodamine b and proclor red Mx-5B dye, two mixed dye (rhodamine b and proclor red Mx-5B) and three mixed dye (brilliant blue, brilliant yellow and rhodamine b ) were studied using solvothermal prepared Ru+ doped ZnO coated calcium aluminum silicate beads. The effect of various parameters such as initial dye concentration and Catalyst loading with time duration on photodegradation of organic dyes was investigated.

Paper No: 
1312