ZnO tetrapods for potential photocatalytic dye degradation

Shynggys Sadyk, Timur Sh Atabaev

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSmart Materials Technologies III
EditorsMarina Polyakova
PublisherTrans Tech Publications
ISBN (Print)9783035712780
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2018
Event3rd International Conference on Smart Materials Technologies, ICSMT 2018 - Moscow, Russian Federation
Duration: Jun 21 2018Jun 23 2018

Publication series

NameKey Engineering Materials
Volume779 KEM
ISSN (Print)1013-9826


Conference3rd International Conference on Smart Materials Technologies, ICSMT 2018
CountryRussian Federation


  • Photocatalytic activity
  • Tetrapods
  • Wastewater treatment
  • ZnO

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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