AJAC  Vol.6 No.8 , July 2015
Comparative Organics Remediation Properties of Nanostructured Graphene Doped Titanium Oxide and Graphene Doped Zinc Oxide Photocatalysts
Abstract: In recent years, we have accomplished effective organics remediation using titanium oxide (TiO2) doped transition metals, zinc oxide (ZnO) nanowires and silver & palladium doped ZnO nanowires. The present manuscript displays the advantage of organic remediation in both UV and visible radiation using graphene (G) doped TiO2 nanoparticles, G doped ZnO nanowires. The nanostructured G-TiO2 nanoparticles and G-ZnO nanowires were synthesized using sol-gel and hydrothermal methods. The nanostructured materials were characterized using scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and X-Ray diffraction (XRD), procedures. The remediation of organic compounds (naphthalene, methyl orange) in water was achieved under both UV and visible radiation using graphene doped nanostructured photocatalytic materials. The advantage of graphene doped ZnO nanowires as well as G-TiO2 nanoparticles has revealed organics remediation in both UV and visible radiation of light.
Cite this paper: Gunti, S. , Kumar, A. and Ram, M. (2015) Comparative Organics Remediation Properties of Nanostructured Graphene Doped Titanium Oxide and Graphene Doped Zinc Oxide Photocatalysts. American Journal of Analytical Chemistry, 6, 708-717. doi: 10.4236/ajac.2015.68068.

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