ZnO Nanostructured Thin Films Applied on Ibuprofen Photoelectrodegradation
ZnO nanorods were prepared on fluorine doped tin oxide (FTO) using the electrodeposition method. The architecture of the ZnO nanorods was strongly modified by changing the applied potential and bath composition. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) confirmed the successful formation of ZnO nanorods and the diameter increasing due to the increase of deposition potential and nitrate zinc concentration. The annealed ZnO electrodes demonstrated a good performance on the Ibuprofen degradation. Percentage values of Ibu degradation varying between 22 and 30 % for 3 h period were obtained.
Yuriy Verbovytskyy and António Pereira Gonçalves
T. Frade and A. Gomes, "ZnO Nanostructured Thin Films Applied on Ibuprofen Photoelectrodegradation", Solid State Phenomena, Vol. 194, pp. 258-261, 2013