Synthesis and Application of Fe‑BTC Nanocomposites as Highly Efficient Photocatalysts in the Dye Degradation

Manh Nguyen Ba, Tuan Vu Anh, Giang Le Ha
2020 Vietnam Journal of Catalysis and Adsorption  
Nano Fe-BTC composites were successfully synthesized by hydrothermal treatment with an ultrasonic method. Samples were characterized by XRD, FTIR, BET, SEM, EDS, and XPS. SEM result showed nano Fe-BTC particles size of 10-30 nm. Nano Fe-BTC showed the high surface area (1258 m2/g) and pore volume (0.99 cm3/g). Fe-BTC nanocomposites were tested for the photocatalytic degradation of reactive dye (reactive yellow RY-145) in aqueous solution. Fe-BTC composites exhibited high photocatalytic
more » ... ocatalytic activity. Thus, at the pH of 6.5 and the high initial concentration of 100 mg RY-145/L, removal efficiency reached the value of 98.13% after 60 min. of reaction. Moreover, nano Fe-BTC also showed high RY-145 removal efficiency after 3 catalytic regeneration. This contributes to the sustainable development and green chemistry.
doi:10.51316/jca.2020.051 fatcat:ssezbh7h55adhj5m4xq2525ig4