Das, Pradip Sekhar and Das, Soumitra and Ghosh, Jiten and Mukhopadhyay, Anoop Kumar (2018) Unique Microstructure of 3D Self-Assembled Mg(OH)2 Nanoparticles for Methylene Blue Degradation in Presence of Direct Sun Light. Transactions of the Indian Ceramic Society, 77 (4). pp. 226-234. ISSN 0371-750X

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Methylene blue (MB) dye present in industrial wastewater is a well-known carcinogenic source. By utilizing phase pure three dimensional self assembly of magnesium hydroxide nanoparticle (3DSAMHNPs) powders with extremely high surface area (∼342 m2.g–1), very high (∼98%) photocatalytic degradation efficacy for MB dye upon only 60 min direct exposure to sunlight is reported here. The designed mesoporous microstructure of the 3DSAMHNPs chracterized with a narrow pore size distribution range of ∼3-9 nm and an average size of ∼6 nm is achieved at room temperature by a facile, cost effective, simple, wet chemical route. The 3DSAMHNPs powders are characterized by XRD, FESEM, TEM, HRTEM, SAED, EDX, BET surface area, pore size distribution, FTIR, XPS DTA and TGA techniques. Based on the experimental results, a mechanism is proposed for the high MB dye degradation efficacy of 3DSAMHNPs powders developed in the current work. Finally, it is suggested that these 3DSAMHNPs materials may find potential applications in future as reusable photocatalysts for the degradation of MB dye in industrial wastewater.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Engineering Materials
Depositing User: Bidhan Chaudhuri
Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2019 10:35
Last Modified: 11 Jul 2019 10:35
URI: http://cgcri.csircentral.net/id/eprint/4515

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