Studies on synthesis, characterization and photocatalytic activity of activated charcoal doped chitosan (AC-CS)

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Studies on synthesis, characterization and photocatalytic activity of activated charcoal doped chitosan (AC-CS)

P. Bhuvaneswari, T. Shanmugavadivu, G. Sabeena, G. Annadurai, E. Sindhuja
J. Bio. Env. Sci.22( 5), 134-142, May 2023.
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Abstract

In this study, activated charcoal doped chitosan (AC-CS) was effectively synthesized, and the material was then examined using XRD, FTIR, SEM-EDX, and UV. Results demonstrate that activated charcoal doped chitosan (AC-CS) has a characteristic binding crystalline structure with an average size of 50nm and aggregates of minute fibres in diverse sizes and shapes. Chitosan doped with activated charcoal exhibits UV absorption bands with maximal wavelengths at 308nm. To evaluate the photocatalytic performance of the activated charcoal doped chitosan (AC-CS), Malachite Green dye degradation was utilized. Chitosan that has been doped with activated charcoal (AC-CS) was applied to boost the photocatalytic activity towards the Malachite Green dye. The performance of the photocatalytic reaction was significantly improved by supporting the active charcoal doped chitosan (AC-CS).

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