Silver doped ZnO nanoparticles Synthesized for Photocatalysis Application

Snehal S. Wagh1,2,3

Chaitali V. Jagtap3

Vishal S. Kadam3

Shoyebmohamad F. Shaikh4

Mohd Ubaidullah4

Bidhan Pandit5

Dipak B. Salunkhe6

Rajendra S. Patil1,Email

1PSGVPM ASC College, Shahada, Nandurbar, India
2School of Polytechnic and Skill development, Dr. Vishwanath Karad, MIT World Peace University, Pune, India
3Advanced Physics Laboratory, Department of Physics, Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune, India
4Department of Chemistry, College of Science, King Saud University, P.O. Box 2455, Riyadh 11451, Saudi Arabia
5Department of Materials Science and Engineering and Chemical Engineering, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Avenida de la Universidad 30, 28911 Leganés, Madrid, Spain
6Kisan Arts Commerce and Science College, Parola, Jalgaon, India

Abstract

ZnO is considered as to be effective photocatalyst compared to other semiconducting metal oxide. Here ZnO is synthesized using various proportions (0-5% wt.%) of Ag using refluxed chemical method. Structural properties were studied using X-Ray Diffraction, morphological properties were studied using Scanning Electron microscope and optical properties were studied using UV-visible spectroscopy. With the incorporation of appropriate amount of Ag nanoparticles, the photo degradation experiment was carried out under visible light. Dye degradation experiment shows that photocatalytic efficiency increases with increase in amount of Ag doping up to 5 wt%. 

Silver doped ZnO nanoparticles Synthesized for Photocatalysis Application