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Preparation of a new adsorbent expanded perlite@ZnO@reduced graphene oxide for the synergistic photocatalytic–adsorption removal of organic pollutants

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Abstract

In this work, the nanocomposite of perlite@ZnO@reduced graphene oxide (PZ-RGO) was successfully synthesized and characterized by XRD, FT-IR, Raman, and SEM images. Diffuse reflectance spectroscopy (DRS) was used to find the photocatalytic ability of this nanocomposite. In addition, photocatalytic degradation of a few hazardous compounds (methylene blue, methyl orange, and 4-nitrophenol) by the prepared nanocomposite under visible light irradiation was reported. Photocatalytic–adsorption removal experiments demonstrated that PZ-RGO is an environmentally friendly photocatalyst and adsorbent with an excellent efficiency for the removal of the above organic pollutants.

Graphical abstract: Preparation of a new adsorbent expanded perlite@ZnO@reduced graphene oxide for the synergistic photocatalytic–adsorption removal of organic pollutants

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The article was received on 09 Feb 2017, accepted on 26 Jun 2017 and first published on 27 Jun 2017


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C7NJ00482F
Citation: New J. Chem., 2017, Advance Article
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    Preparation of a new adsorbent expanded perlite@ZnO@reduced graphene oxide for the synergistic photocatalytic–adsorption removal of organic pollutants

    M. Rabbani, M. Haghverdi, M. Heidari-Golafzani, R. Rahimi and M. Javaheri Kachousangi, New J. Chem., 2017, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C7NJ00482F

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