CeO2/ZnO Ceramic Nanocomposites, Synthesized via Microwave Method and Used for Decolorization of Dye


1 Young Researchers and Elite Club, Sari Branch, Islamic Azad University, Sari, Iran

2 Institute of Nano Science and Nano Technology, University of Kashan, Kashan,Iran


CeO2/ZnO nanocomposites were synthesized by microwave method that is the fast process. One of an eco-friendly solvent, ethylene glycol were used the effect of time and power of irradiation were investigated on morphology and size of nanoparticle. Prepared CeO2/ZnO nanocomposites are characterized with X-ray diffraction (XRD) analysis, Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM), Fourier Transform Infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy, Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) and UV–Visible absorption spectroscopy. For this nanocomposites photocatalyst test were applied against four colors, Methyl violet, Methylene blue, Rhodamin b and Erythrosine. the percent of decolorization for each color under UV light after 120 min were 92% and 60% were obtained respectively.


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