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Research on Chemical Intermediates

, Volume 38, Issue 2, pp 651–657 | Cite as

Study on the synthesis of ZnO/K2SO4 composite material by sol–gel method and its photocatalytic properties

  • Yanxiu Liu
  • Hua Song
  • Qiuhong Zhang
Article

Abstract

A novel photocatalytic composite material ZnO/K2SO4 was prepared using sol–gel method. The samples were characterized by means of wide-angle X-ray diffraction, Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy, and high-resolution scanning electron microscopy. The preliminary experimental results indicated that the as-prepared composite material exhibited good photocatalytic performance in the degradation of methyl orange in aqueous solution. The results indicate that 92.54% of the initial methyl orange was degraded after 30 min of ultraviolet light irradiation by adding 0.15 g ZnO/K2SO4 composite material into 50 mL methyl orange solution.

Keywords

Zinc oxide Composite material Photocatalytic degradation Methyl orange 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yanxiu Liu
    • 1
  • Hua Song
    • 1
  • Qiuhong Zhang
    • 1
  1. 1.Chemistry and Chemical Engineering School of Northeastern Petroleum UniversityDaqingPeople’s Republic of China

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