Photocatalytic efficiency of CuFe2O4 for photodegradation of acid red 206

Document Type: Reasearch Paper

Authors

1 Department of Chemistry, Center Tehran Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran.

2 Department of Chemistry, Arak Branch, Islamic Azad University, Arak, Iran.

10.7508/ijnd.2013.02.003

Abstract

In this paper CuFe2O4, nanocrystalline powders were prepared. Also, the supported Cu ferrite was obtained by impregnation of the supports with Cu and Fe nitrates solutions, for calcination temperature 450 ºC. The samples were characterized by X-ray powder diffraction (XRD) and Fourier transform-infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR). In this investigation photocatalytic degradation of Acid red 206 in water was studied. The results show that the CuFe2O4 is an active photocatalyst. A first order reaction with k = 0.123 min-1 was observed. The effects of some parameters such as pH, amount of photocatalyst, initial concentration of dye were examined.

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