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Green synthesis of CuO nanoparticles via Allium Cepa extract and its characterizations on dye degradation and antimicrobial activity

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Chellappa Karthika, Amutha Eswaran, S Rajaduraipandian, S. andhimathi, Gurusamy Annadurai

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J. Bio. Env. Sci.20( 1), 110-117, January 2022


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Industries use dyes in order to colour their products. The discharge of dye bearing wastewater into natural streams, rivers from textile, leather industries make severe environmental problem of the present day. The Heterogeneous photocatalytic process is a high efficiency technique, which is used to oxidize the organic pollutants present in aqueous system. This report aimed to elucidate the Photocatalytic degradation of Malachite green dye in aqueous medium in presence of UV light irradiation using Allium cepa mediated (CuO) Nanoparticle prepared by Bio-method. The as-synthesized copper Nanoparticle was characterized with various techniques UV, FT-IR, XRD, SEM and DLS which reveals many possible interactions of Dye-Nanoparticle system. The maximum photo degradation was obtained at 120min of irradiation time due to their higher surface sites and surface defects. Although the photostablity of Nano copper material (CuO) was also assessed for 4 cycles which ascertained the potential photo catalytic activity and it also proves excellent microbial activity against E-coli and Bacillus. Thus, the Allium cepa mediated Nano copper could play a vital role in environmental remediation of polluted water.


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