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International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Synthesis, Characterization and Photocatalytic Application of Halloysite-nanotube Supported Fe-Ni Nanostructure

Rahil S. Qureshi, V. S. Ashtekar, P. D. Jolhe

Abstract: Fabricated halloysite and halloysite supported Fe-Ni (Fe-Ni@HNTs) nanostructure is successfully fabricated by immobilization of precursor metal over the surface of amino siliane modified HNTs. The as-sythesized HNTs supported metal nanostructures were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM) and energy dispersive X-ray spectrometry (EDX). Peaks patterns obtained from XRD confirm the formation immobilized HNTs and Fe-Ni@HNTs. 12 mol % Fe-Ni@HNTs shows better photocatalytic oxidation of methylene blue (MB) than 6 mol % Fe-Ni@HNTs under the influence of UV irradiation. The effect of loading of catalyst had also been studied under this report.

Keywords: Halloysite, Photocatalytic, Methylene blue, Oxidation



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