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https://doi.org/10.15255/CABEQ.2017.1124

Synthesis of PEDOT/ZnO Photocatalyst: Validation of Photocatalytic Activity by Degradation of Azo RR45 Dye Under Solar and UV-A Irradiation

Z. Katančić   ORCID icon orcid.org/0000-0001-7685-2152 ; University of Zagreb, Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Technology, Marulićev trg 19, Zagreb, Croatia
S. Šuka ; University of Zagreb, Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Technology, Marulićev trg 19, Zagreb, Croatia
K. Vrbat ; University of Zagreb, Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Technology, Marulićev trg 19, Zagreb, Croatia
A. Tašić ; University of Zagreb, Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Technology, Marulićev trg 19, Zagreb, Croatia
Z. Hrnjak-Murgić ; University of Zagreb, Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Technology, Marulićev trg 19, Zagreb, Croatia

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APA 6th Edition
Katančić, Z., Šuka, S., Vrbat, K., Tašić, A. & Hrnjak-Murgić, Z. (2017). Synthesis of PEDOT/ZnO Photocatalyst: Validation of Photocatalytic Activity by Degradation of Azo RR45 Dye Under Solar and UV-A Irradiation. Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Quarterly, 31 (4), 385-394. https://doi.org/10.15255/CABEQ.2017.1124
MLA 8th Edition
Katančić, Z., et al. "Synthesis of PEDOT/ZnO Photocatalyst: Validation of Photocatalytic Activity by Degradation of Azo RR45 Dye Under Solar and UV-A Irradiation." Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Quarterly, vol. 31, no. 4, 2017, pp. 385-394. https://doi.org/10.15255/CABEQ.2017.1124. Accessed 24 Jul. 2021.
Chicago 17th Edition
Katančić, Z., S. Šuka, K. Vrbat, A. Tašić and Z. Hrnjak-Murgić. "Synthesis of PEDOT/ZnO Photocatalyst: Validation of Photocatalytic Activity by Degradation of Azo RR45 Dye Under Solar and UV-A Irradiation." Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Quarterly 31, no. 4 (2017): 385-394. https://doi.org/10.15255/CABEQ.2017.1124
Harvard
Katančić, Z., et al. (2017). 'Synthesis of PEDOT/ZnO Photocatalyst: Validation of Photocatalytic Activity by Degradation of Azo RR45 Dye Under Solar and UV-A Irradiation', Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Quarterly, 31(4), pp. 385-394. https://doi.org/10.15255/CABEQ.2017.1124
Vancouver
Katančić Z, Šuka S, Vrbat K, Tašić A, Hrnjak-Murgić Z. Synthesis of PEDOT/ZnO Photocatalyst: Validation of Photocatalytic Activity by Degradation of Azo RR45 Dye Under Solar and UV-A Irradiation. Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Quarterly [Internet]. 2017 [cited 2021 July 24];31(4):385-394. https://doi.org/10.15255/CABEQ.2017.1124
IEEE
Z. Katančić, S. Šuka, K. Vrbat, A. Tašić and Z. Hrnjak-Murgić, "Synthesis of PEDOT/ZnO Photocatalyst: Validation of Photocatalytic Activity by Degradation of Azo RR45 Dye Under Solar and UV-A Irradiation", Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Quarterly, vol.31, no. 4, pp. 385-394, 2017. [Online]. https://doi.org/10.15255/CABEQ.2017.1124

Abstracts
To study the photocatalytic efficiency of wastewater treatment processes, the nanocomposites of conducting polymer poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) (PEDOT) and ZnO nanoparticles were prepared by in-situ synthesis. ZnO is an excellent photocatalyst under
UV light, but due to high band gap, photons of visible light have insufficient energy to excite electrons from valence to conductive band, which limits its activity under visible light and therefore practical usage is limited. The PEDOT conductive polymer was used
to increase the photocatalytic activity of ZnO since conductive polymers are known as efficient electron donor and good electron transporters upon visible-light excitation. Polymerization of pure PEDOT and PEDOT/ZnO nanocomposites was carried out at varying
monomer:oxidant ratio (1:2; 1:3; 1:5) with the ammonium persulfate (APS) used as the oxidant. Samples were characterized by FTIR spectroscopy, XRD analysis, SEM microscopy, UV-Vis spectroscopy and TG analysis. Photocatalytic activity was assessed through removal of C.I. Reactive Red 45 (RR45) azo dye under simulated Solar and UV-A irradiation. Photocatalysis was monitored by measuring discoloration of RR45 using UV/Vis spectroscopy. The results indicate that very low concentration of PEDOT conductive polymer in PEDOT/ZnO nanocomposite can significantly contribute to the efficiency of the photocatalytic process during wastewater treatment.






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Keywords
azo dye; conductive polymers; photocatalysis; poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene); simulated solar irradiation; zinc oxide

Hrčak ID: 192261

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