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International Journal of Applied Research

Vol. 2, Issue 6, Part J (2016)

Biomolecule capped semiconductor quantum dots for the photocatalytic activity

Author(s)
Radhika N and Sharmila Lydia I
Abstract
Photocatalysis is one of the most powerful tools for the degradation of dyes and textile waste water. Heterogeneous photocatalyst like TiO2, ZnO, CdS, and CdSe are mostly used semiconductor Quantum dots (QD’s). Biocompatible ZnSe QD’s with the direct band gap 2.7eV were synthesised by hydrothermal route. The as-synthesised biomolecule capped ZnSe QDs were characterized by UV-visible, FT-IR, PL, XRD and SEM. The photocatalytic degradation of Methyl Red (MR) in aqueous solution was monitored at 456nm. Hence this study paves a way to use this biocompatible photocatalyst for the treatment of textile dye industry wastewater under solar light irradiation.
Pages: 634-637  |  597 Views  15 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Radhika N, Sharmila Lydia I. Biomolecule capped semiconductor quantum dots for the photocatalytic activity. Int J Appl Res 2016;2(6):634-637.
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