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Title: Microwave assisted synthesis of porous ZnO/SnS heterojunction and its application in visible light degradation of ciprofloxacin

Abstract

Porous ZnO/SnS heterojunctions were successfully synthesized via microwave-assisted heating of aqueous solutions containing different amounts of SnS precursors (SnCl{sub 2} and Na{sub 2}S) in the presence of fixed amount of ZnCO{sub 3} nanoparticles. The experimental results revealed that the heterojunctions exhibited much higher visible light-driven photocatalytic activity for the degradation of the ciprofloxacin than pure SnS nanocrystals. The photocatalytic degradation efficiency (1-C{sub t}/C{sub 0}) of the pollutant for the most active heterogeneous nanostructure is about four times more efficient than pure SnS. The enhanced photocatalytic efficiency is ascribed to the synergic effect of high photon absorption and reduction in the recombination of electrons and holes because of efficient separation and electron transfer from the SnS to ZnO nanoparticles.

Authors:
; ; ;  [1];  [2]
  1. Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Selangor, Serdang, UPM 43400 (Malaysia)
  2. Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Selangor, Serdang, UPM 43400 (Malaysia)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22608583
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1733; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: IC-NET 2015: International conference on nano-electronic technology devices and materials 2015, Selangor (Malaysia), 27 Feb - 2 Mar 2015; Other Information: (c) 2016 Author(s); Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
77 NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY; ABSORPTION; AQUEOUS SOLUTIONS; EFFICIENCY; ELECTRON TRANSFER; ELECTRONS; HETEROJUNCTIONS; MICROWAVE RADIATION; NANOPARTICLES; NANOSTRUCTURES; PHOTOCATALYSIS; PHOTONS; POROUS MATERIALS; RECOMBINATION; SODIUM SULFIDES; TIN CHLORIDES; TIN SULFIDES; VISIBLE RADIATION; ZINC CARBONATES; ZINC OXIDES

Citation Formats

Makama, A. B., E-mail: abmakama@hotmail.com, Salmiaton, A., E-mail: mie@upm.edu.my, Choong, T. S. Y., E-mail: csthomas@upm.edu.my, Abdullah, N., E-mail: nhafizah@upm.edu.my, and Saion, E. B., E-mail: elias@upm.edu.my. Microwave assisted synthesis of porous ZnO/SnS heterojunction and its application in visible light degradation of ciprofloxacin. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.1063/1.4948836.
Makama, A. B., E-mail: abmakama@hotmail.com, Salmiaton, A., E-mail: mie@upm.edu.my, Choong, T. S. Y., E-mail: csthomas@upm.edu.my, Abdullah, N., E-mail: nhafizah@upm.edu.my, & Saion, E. B., E-mail: elias@upm.edu.my. Microwave assisted synthesis of porous ZnO/SnS heterojunction and its application in visible light degradation of ciprofloxacin. United States. doi:10.1063/1.4948836.
Makama, A. B., E-mail: abmakama@hotmail.com, Salmiaton, A., E-mail: mie@upm.edu.my, Choong, T. S. Y., E-mail: csthomas@upm.edu.my, Abdullah, N., E-mail: nhafizah@upm.edu.my, and Saion, E. B., E-mail: elias@upm.edu.my. 2016. "Microwave assisted synthesis of porous ZnO/SnS heterojunction and its application in visible light degradation of ciprofloxacin". United States. doi:10.1063/1.4948836.
@article{osti_22608583,
title = {Microwave assisted synthesis of porous ZnO/SnS heterojunction and its application in visible light degradation of ciprofloxacin},
author = {Makama, A. B., E-mail: abmakama@hotmail.com and Salmiaton, A., E-mail: mie@upm.edu.my and Choong, T. S. Y., E-mail: csthomas@upm.edu.my and Abdullah, N., E-mail: nhafizah@upm.edu.my and Saion, E. B., E-mail: elias@upm.edu.my},
abstractNote = {Porous ZnO/SnS heterojunctions were successfully synthesized via microwave-assisted heating of aqueous solutions containing different amounts of SnS precursors (SnCl{sub 2} and Na{sub 2}S) in the presence of fixed amount of ZnCO{sub 3} nanoparticles. The experimental results revealed that the heterojunctions exhibited much higher visible light-driven photocatalytic activity for the degradation of the ciprofloxacin than pure SnS nanocrystals. The photocatalytic degradation efficiency (1-C{sub t}/C{sub 0}) of the pollutant for the most active heterogeneous nanostructure is about four times more efficient than pure SnS. The enhanced photocatalytic efficiency is ascribed to the synergic effect of high photon absorption and reduction in the recombination of electrons and holes because of efficient separation and electron transfer from the SnS to ZnO nanoparticles.},
doi = {10.1063/1.4948836},
journal = {AIP Conference Proceedings},
number = 1,
volume = 1733,
place = {United States},
year = 2016,
month = 7
}
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