Facile Hydrothermal Synthesis of CoFe2O4/GO Nanocomposite for Photocatalytic Degradation of Tetracycline Antibiotic in Aqueous Solutions
Paper ID : 1525-ICNS
Authors:
Sahar Alimoradi1, Zahra Nasrollahi *1, Azadeh Ebrahimian Pirbazari2, Hanie - Hassan-Mashaei1
1Fouman Faculty of Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Tehran, Fouman, 4358139115, Iran
2Fouman Faculty of Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Tehran, Fouman, 43516-66456, Iran
Abstract:
CoFe2O4 magnetic nanoparticles were synthesized on the surface of single layer graphene oxide (GO) via a facile hydrothermal procedure. The morphology, chemical composition and structure of the sample were characterized using field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM), energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX), elemental mapping and X-ray diffraction (XRD) technique. Tetracycline (TC) antibiotic (30 ppm) was used as the probe material to measure the photocatalytic degradation efficiency of the visible light driven heterogeneous photocatalyst. The ultimate value of 78% degradation efficiency was obtained using CoFe2O4/GO photocatalyst after 180 minutes of visible light illumination.
Keywords:
Heterogeneous Photocatalyst; Magnetic Nanoparticles; CoFe2O4; Graphene Oxide (GO), Tetracycline (TC)
Status : Abstract Accepted (Poster Presentation)