Enhanced photocatalytic degradation of Acid Blue dye using CdS/TiO2 nanocomposite

Qutub, Nida and Singh, Preeti and Sabir, Suhail and Sagadevan, Suresh and Oh, Won-Chun (2022) Enhanced photocatalytic degradation of Acid Blue dye using CdS/TiO2 nanocomposite. Scientific Reports, 12 (1). ISSN 2045-2322, DOI https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-022-09479-0.

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Photocatalytic degradation is essential for the successful removal of organic contaminants from wastewater, which is important for ecological and environmental safety. The advanced oxidation process of photocatalysis has become a hot topic in recent years for the remediation of water. Cadmium sulphide (CdS) nanostructures doped with Titanium oxide (CdS/TiO2) nanocomposites has manufactured under ambient conditions using a simple and modified Chemical Precipitation technique. The nanocomposites crystal structure, thermal stability, recombination of photo-generated charge carriers, bandgap, surface morphology, particle size, molar ratio, and charge transfer properties are determined. The production of nanocomposites (CdS-TiO2) and their efficient photocatalytic capabilities are observed. The goal of the experiment is to improve the photocatalytic efficiency of TiO2 in the visible region by doping CdS nanocomposites. The results showed that as-prepared CdS-TiO2 nanocomposites has exhibited the highest photocatalytic activity in the process of photocatalytic degradation of AB-29 dye, and its degradation efficiency is 84%. After 1 h 30 min of visible light irradiation, while CdS and TiO2 showed only 68% and 09%, respectively. The observed decolorization rate of AB-29 is also higher in the case of CdS-TiO2 photocatalyst similar to 5.8 x 10(-4)mol L-1 min(-1)) as compared to the reported decolorization rate of CdS similar to 4.5 x 10(-4)mol L-1 min(-1) and TiO2 similar to 0.67 x 10(-4)mol L-1 min(-1). This increased photocatalytic effectiveness of CdS-TiO2 has been accomplished by reduced charge carrier recombination as a result of improved charge separation and extension of TiO2 in response to visible light.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Photocatalytic; Degradation; Acid Blue; Dye; CdS/TiO2; Nanocomposite
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Divisions: Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research & Innovation) Office > Nanotechnology & Catalysis Research Centre
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2023 07:36
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2023 07:36
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/42898

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