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Journal of Environmental Nanotechnology

(A Quarterly Peer-reviewed and Refereed International Journal)
ISSN(Print):2279-07 48; ISSN(Online):2319-5541

Synthesis of BiVo4 Nanoparticle by Additive Assisted Microwave Hydrothermal Method and its Photocatalytic Performances


Monoclinic bismuth vanadate nanoparticle (BiVO4) have been synthesized in the presence of ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA) using the microwave hydrothermal method. The as-synthesized samples were characterized by X-ray powder diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR) and UV-Vis diffuse reflectance spectroscopy (UV-vis DRS). The photocatalytic activity of the as-prepared samples was evaluated towards degradation of Rhodamine B (RhB) by visible-light. Our results indicate that the photocatalytic activity of BiVO4 nanoparticles is enhanced by addition of EDTA.

Article Type: Research Article

Corresponding Author: Jothivenkatachalam Kandasamy2  

Email: jothivenkat@yahoo.com

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Moscow Subramanian 1,  Jothivenkatachalam Kandasamy2*.  

1, 2. Department of Chemistry, Anna University, BIT Campus, Tiruchirappalli, Tamilnadu, India.

J. Environ. Nanotechnol. Volume 4, No. 4, pp. 31-35
ISSN: 2279-0748 eISSN: 2319-5541
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