GO Nanosheets for Solar Assisted Dye Degradation in Aqueous Solution

  • Mahima Sharma
  • Kannikka Behl
  • Subhasha Nigam
  • Monika JoshiEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Physics book series (SPPHY, volume 215)


Present work reports on the synthesis, characterization and photocatalytic activity of graphene oxide (GO). Recent studies have indicated GO to be a potential candidate for the treatment of textile wastewater. Here, GO was synthesized using solo-thermal method. Characterization of GO was performed using X-Ray Diffraction (XRD), Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR) and Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM). The photocatalytic activity of GO was investigated for the degradation of the textile dye Methylene blue (MeB) under visible light. The result showed GO nanosheets exhibited 79% photocatalytic activity. The study suggested that GO nanosheets may be an excellent material for the treatment of wastewater for environment applications.

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The authors would like to thank the Directors at Amity Institute of Nanotechnology (AINT) and Amity Institute of Biotechnology (AIB). The authors would also like to thank Department of Science & Technology (DST/TM/WTI/2K16/265(G) for financial aid.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mahima Sharma
    • 1
  • Kannikka Behl
    • 2
  • Subhasha Nigam
    • 2
  • Monika Joshi
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Amity Institute of Nanotechnology, Amity UniversityNoidaIndia
  2. 2.Amity Institute of Biotechnology, Amity UniversityNoidaIndia

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