ZnO Tetrapods for Potential Photocatalytic Dye Degradation
In this study, a facile method was used to prepare ZnO tetrapods for potential dye degradation applications. Field emission scanning electron microscope (FESEM), energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX) and UV-Vis spectroscopy were employed to investigate the morphology, chemical composition, and photocatalytic properties of prepared ZnO tetrapods. A Rhodamine B (RB) dye was used as a model dye to study the photocatalytic activity of the prepared sample. It was shown that RB dye can be efficiently degraded in the presence of ZnO tetrapods under continuous UV-light illumination. Thus, prepared ZnO tetrapods with excellent photocatalytic properties can be potentially used in wastewater treatment.
S. Sadyk and T. S. Atabaev, "ZnO Tetrapods for Potential Photocatalytic Dye Degradation", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 779, pp. 97-101, 2018