D. Vaya*, Meena and B.K. Das Pages 362 - 370 ( 9 )
Background: The properties of the material are altered when material size shifted towards nano-regime. This feature could be used for wastewater treatment process using model pollutant such as dyes. Recently, nanoparticles are synthesized by a green chemical route using different capping agents. This is the reason we adopt starch as green capping agent along with sol-gel method.
Objective: To synthesize cobalt oxide nanoparticles by green chemical route and utilized it in degradation of dyes.
Methods: Synthesis of cobalt oxide nanoparticles by sol-gel method using starch as a capping agent. The characteristics of surface modifications were investigated by UV-VIS, TEM, SEM, XRD and FTIR techniques.
Results: Cobalt oxide nanoparticles synthesized and inhibited photocatalytic activity.
Conclusion: Deactivation of photocatalytic activity due to complex nature of starch. This property can be used elsewhere as in light shielding applications to coat and protect surfaces in order to keep them cool and safe from damage as in the painting of vehicles, roofs, buildings, water tanks, etc.
Cobalt oxide, malachite green, crystal violet, starch, photocatalytic degradation, sol-gel.
Department of Applied Chemistry, Amity School of Applied Science, Amity University, Gurugram, Department of Applied Science, The NorthCap University, Gurugram, Department of Applied Science, The NorthCap University, Gurugram