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Synthesis and Characterization of Aluminium Oxide (Al2O3) Nanoparticles and its Application in Azodye Decolourisation
International Journal of Environmental Chemistry
Volume 2, Issue 1, June 2018, Pages: 10-17
Received: Mar. 29, 2018; Accepted: May 4, 2018; Published: May 30, 2018
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Vijaya Pandurang Dhawale, Post Graduate Department of Physics, New Arts Commerce and Science College, Parner, Ahmednagar, India
VaideiBalraj Khobragade, Post Graduate Department of Environmental Science, New Arts Commerce and Science College, Ahmednagar, India
Satish Damodar Kulkarni, Post Graduate Department of Environmental Science, New Arts Commerce and Science College, Ahmednagar, India
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The adsorption behaviour of an azodye Methylene Blue (MB) over aluminum oxide nano particles (AONP) generated by sol-gel method has been studied to investigate the physicochemical process involved andexplore the potential use of AONP in wastewater treatment. The variables incorporated in the present study are concentration of dye, dosage of adsorbentand contact time. The characterizations of AONPs were carried out using X-ray diffractometry (XRD), Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR), Energy Dispersive Analysis of X-rays (EDAX) and Raman spectroscopy. SEM image showed the distribution pattern of nanoparticles. FTIR spectra revealed thatfunctional groups (O-Al-O) are present. Raman spectra showed the crystalline nature of nanoparticles. Averagesize of Al2O3 nanoparticle from XRD peak was found to be 25 nm having rhombohedral structure. Chemical composition of AONPs was confirmed from EDAXspectroscopy measurement. The smaller dosage of AONP was tested for the photocatalytic degradation.
Colour Pigment, Adsorbent, Adsorption, Decolourisation, Sol-gel Method
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Vijaya Pandurang Dhawale, VaideiBalraj Khobragade, Satish Damodar Kulkarni, Synthesis and Characterization of Aluminium Oxide (Al2O3) Nanoparticles and its Application in Azodye Decolourisation, International Journal of Environmental Chemistry. Vol. 2, No. 1, 2018, pp. 10-17. doi: 10.11648/j.ijec.20180201.13
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