Microwave Combustion Synthesis, Structural and Morphological Properties of Mg-doped CoFe2O4 Nano-Magnetic Photocatalyst
P. Antony Lyla1, E. Thirumal2, D. Sahaya Lenin3

1P. Antony Lyla, Department of Physics, Bharath Institute of Higher Education and Research, Chennai (Tamil Nadu), India.

2E. Thirumal, Department of Physics, Bharath Institute of Higher Education and Research, Chennai (Tamil Nadu), India.

3D. Sahaya Lenin, Associate Professor, Department of Physics, Faculty of Arts and Science, Bharath Institute of Higher Education and Research, Chennai (Tamil Nadu), India.

Manuscript received on 12 October 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 26 October 2019 | Manuscript Published on 26 December 2019 | PP: 1072-1075 | Volume-8 Issue-12S October 2019 | Retrieval Number: K129510812S19/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.K1295.10812S19

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Abstract: In the present study, pure and Mg-doped CoFe2O4 nano-magnetic photocatalyst was rapidly prepared based on a microwave-assisted method. Magnetic nano-catalyst are potent heterogeneous photocatalysts for degradation of methylene blue (MB) and promising alternatives to conventional catalysts used in wastewater treatments. Powder XRD, FTIR, HRSEM, EDS, and VSM were performed to identify the structure of Mg-doped CoFe2O4 . The optimal conditions for maximum degradation efficiency were confirmed. The degradation efficiency was also reported to be 87.85% under optimal conditions. Finally, nano-magnetic photocatalyst could be reused for six further runs without remarkable changes in catalytic efficiencies; after six runs, adequate reusability and chemical stability were observed.

Keywords: Microwave Combustion; Nano-Magnetic Photocatalyst; Methylene Blue; Heterogeneous Photocatalyst.
Scope of the Article: Microwave Filter