SYNTHESIS OF CuS NANOPARTICLES AND STUDY OF ITS PHOTOCATALYTIC ACTIVITY
Journal: Acta Chemica Malaysia (ACMY)
Author:Usman Mureed, Zohaib Saddique, Kiran Asad
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Advancement in nanotechnology has been revolutionary in various filed of life including environment and energy related application. For removal of organic and inorganic pollutants from water bodies, photocatalysis is promising phenomenon and it has been highly effective against textile pollutants such as methylene blue- a commonly used one of azo dyes in textile industry. Dye polluted water bodies are highly hazardous for aquatic life and there are numerous health risks for human beings and animals. To provide a possible solution for removal of dyes from textile wastewater, Copper sulfide nanoparticles offer various advantages over other photocatalyst such as suitable band gap, large surface area and unique electronic structure. Hydrothermal route was employed for synthesis owing to it easiness, cost effectiveness and the control it offers in structural modification of product. Synthesized photocatalyst is capable of degrading 100% methylene blue in 250 minutes indicating its capability for industrial scale application in environmental remediation. This research focuses on the synthesis of CuS nanoparticles via hydrothermal method and its photocatalytic activities were observed on different methylene blue dye.