Synthesis and Characterisation of Bimetallic Decorated with Graphene Oxide Nanocomposite as an Outstanding Adsorbent Material in the Removal of Methylene Blue

Document Type : Research Paper


Research Scholar, School of Basic Sciences, Department of Chemistry, Vels Institute of Science Technology and Advanced Studies, Pallavarm, Kancheepuram, District Chennai - 600117, Tamil Nadu, India


   Bulky nanocomposite materials in many miscellaneous technical domains, hybrid films, patterned structures, and core-shell particles are emerging as fascinating functional materials with features that go beyond the current state of the art. This section of Nanomaterials covers all aspects of nanocomposites, including design, synthesis, characterization, and application for a wide range of applications. Because of its poisonous nature, Methylene Blue (MB) dye, which is widely used in a variety of sectors, poses a hazard to the environment. Before being out into the location, wastewater from an assortment of businesses must be treated. As an adsorbent, we created a Zn-Cu-GO nanocomposite using a one-pot hydrothermal technique. The effect was related to Zn-Graphene Oxide and Cu-Graphene Oxide nanocomposites for the elimination of Methylene Blue colouring. The adsorption capacity of the Cu-GO, Zn-GO and Cu-Zn-GO nanocomposite were measured to be 308 mg g−1 and 392 mg g−1 and 544 mg g−1, respectively. The removal efficiency of Cu-GO, Zn-GO and Cu-Zn-GO nanocomposite were recorded to be 72%, 82.3%, and 95%, respectively. The functional groups in the nanocomposite were also validated by the functional groups in the nanocomposite after the hexagonal Zinc nanoparticles and cubic Copper nanoparticles were examined using X-Ray diffraction (XRD). Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy is a method. Both the flakes type Copper nanoparticle and the flakes type Zinc nanoparticle share a similar morphology. Granular copper nanoparticles were found on GO sheets and characterised by transmission electron microscopy.


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