Flower-like and nanorods ZnO deposited on rGO as efficient photocatalysts for removal of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)

Aura S. Merlano, Elim Albiter, Miguel A. Valenzuela, Lina M. Hoyos, Ángel Salazar

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    PCBs were used for several decades as coolants, lubricants in transformers, plasticizers, and dielectric fluids, being highly carcinogenic and representing a severe environmental problem in soil and water. Pure and modified TiO2 has been the most studied photocatalyst looking to degrade PCBs into less toxic products. Lately, ZnO-graphene composites have played an essential role in the photocatalytic degradation of various toxic organic compounds. In this work, ZnO nanostructures were coupled with reduced graphene oxide (ZnO-rGO) via a one-pot microwave-assisted hydrothermal route. As a result, the composites exhibited improved photocatalytic performance for PCBs degradation compared to ZnO nanoparticles. Thus, this research provides an in-situ method to grow different morphologies of ZnO on rGO.

    Idioma originalInglés
    Páginas (desde-hasta)204-214
    Número de páginas11
    PublicaciónNanocomposites
    Volumen8
    N.º1
    DOI
    EstadoPublicada - 2022

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