Nickel Oxide Nanocrystalline Fabricated Under Gamma Irradiation and Its Photocatalytic Investigation for Textile Azo Dye Degradation
Advances in Materials
Volume 8, Issue 3, September 2019, Pages: 112-119
Received: Jul. 4, 2019;
Accepted: Jul. 25, 2019;
Published: Aug. 13, 2019
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Ekoko Bakambo Gracien, Department of Chemistry, University of Kinshasa, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Muswema Lunguya Jérémie, Department of Chemistry, University of Kinshasa, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Lobo Kanza-Kanza Joseph, Department of Chemistry, University of Kinshasa, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Mvele Muamba Omer, Department of Chemistry, University of Kinshasa, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Nzazi Kambamba Nicole, Department of Biological Chemistry, High Educational Institute of Kitoy, Masimanimba, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Nduku Mafwa Fabrice, Department of Physical Chemistry, High Educational Institute of Kikwit, Kikwit, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Musengele Bilasi Denis, Department of Physical Chemistry, High Educational Institute of Kikwit, Kikwit, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Ndonganzadi Tresor, Department of Physical Chemistry, High Educational Institute of Kikwit, Kikwit, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Mukiatom Perbon, Department of Construction, Institute of Construction and Public Works of Kikwit, Kikwit, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Mata Niasa Gérard, Department of Chemistry, University of Kinshasa, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Gamma irradiation technique has been applied to produce non-stoichiometric nickel oxide nanoparticles (of approximately 23 nm) from gels prepared at pH about 8.2. Characterization techniques so far discussed in this investigation revealed that the sol product prepared before irradiation corresponded to Ni(OH)2, which was transformed under gamma irradiation to NiO. The present investigation has proven the efficiency of gamma rays in inducing changes in structure and morphology of the sols prepared before irradiation. The synthesised NiO nanoparticle was found to be an efficient photocatalyst for degradation of acid red G under UV light irradiation. And, finally the radiolytic mechanism production of NiO nanoparticles in aerated solutions is suggested according to the experimental result.
Ekoko Bakambo Gracien,
Muswema Lunguya Jérémie,
Lobo Kanza-Kanza Joseph,
Mvele Muamba Omer,
Nzazi Kambamba Nicole,
Nduku Mafwa Fabrice,
Musengele Bilasi Denis,
Mata Niasa Gérard,
Nickel Oxide Nanocrystalline Fabricated Under Gamma Irradiation and Its Photocatalytic Investigation for Textile Azo Dye Degradation, Advances in Materials.
Vol. 8, No. 3,
2019, pp. 112-119.
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