Study Self-cleaning of Congo Red from Cotton Fabric Loaded by Zno-Ag

  •  Amjed Oda    
  •  Hameed Ali    
  •  Abbas Lafta    
  •  Hussein Esmael    
  •  Ali Jameel    
  •  Abbas Mohammed    
  •  Inas Mubarak    


The current work involves modification of zinc oxide by doping silver, this was achieved by photodeposition method. Modified zinc oxide was investigated using X-ray diffraction (XRD), fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). Both of ZnO and Ag doped ZnO was fabricated on a cotton texture. The photocatalytic activity of these materials was investigated by following the decolorization of congo red from simulated industrial wastewater. The decolorization of congo red over fabricated-ZnO-Ag was more efficient in comparison with non- fabricated catalysts. Different reaction parameters were undertaken including the effect of pH of the solution, irradiation time and the effect of light intensity. Complete dye removal over fabricated materials took three hours while it took 4.5 for non-fabricated materials.

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  • ISSN(Print): 1916-9698
  • ISSN(Online): 1916-9701
  • Started: 2009
  • Frequency: semiannual

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