Comparative Study on the Catalytic Degradation of Methyl Orange by Silver Nanoparticles Synthesized by Solution Combustion and Green Synthesis Method

  • Um-e-Salma Amjad
  • Lubna Sherin
  • Muhammad Faiq Zafar
  • Maria MustafaEmail author
Research Article - Chemical Engineering


Nanosized silver nanoparticle (Ag-NP) powder has been synthesized using solution combustion synthesis method and green biological reduction method. The percentage yield and purity inspection of the synthesized powder was performed and compared by UV–Vis, XRD and SEM. Catalytic activities of the synthesized Ag nanoparticles toward methyl orange dye degradation in the presence of NaBH4 are analyzed and have been compared in terms of percentage reduction, reaction time and apparent reaction rate. Silver nanoparticles synthesized by solution combustion synthesis method showed 94% catalytic degradation and a rate of 0.0725 min−1. The apparent kinetic rate of silver nanoparticles synthesized by solution combustion synthesis method was found to be twelve times faster than that of silver nanoparticles synthesized by green synthesis method.


Ag-NP Solution combustion synthesis Green synthesis Dye degradation 



This research work was supported by the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC) through Project # 21-653 SRGP/R&D/HEC/2015 and 21-06 SRGP/R&D/HEC/2016.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Um-e-Salma Amjad
    • 1
  • Lubna Sherin
    • 2
  • Muhammad Faiq Zafar
    • 1
  • Maria Mustafa
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Laboratory of Catalysis and Nanofabrication, Department of Chemical EngineeringCOMSATS Institute of Information TechnologyLahorePakistan
  2. 2.Department of ChemistryCOMSATS University IslamabadLahorePakistan

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