Green synthesis of iron nanoparticles and investigation of their effect on degradation of dyes


Abstract:
The work involves the synthesis of magnetic nanoparticles (MgNPs) using chemical (co-precipitation method) and biological method in order to provide a comparative analysis of the efficiency of different synthesising techniques. The ability of the MgNPs to photocatalytically degrade the Methyl Orange dye was optimised in different conditions, such as darkness, UV light, artificial light and sunlight. As a result, it was discovered that biologically synthesised MgNPs under the influence of sunlight were able to degrade 0.99% of the dye; whereas, the chemically synthesised MgNPs were unable to do the same. This method of degradation of dyes can be implemented for control and degradation of dyes at various industries like textile, colour, food industries, etc.

Keywords:
Magnetic nanoparticles; Dye degradation; Methyl Orange; Iron nanoparticles; Photocatalytic; Biological synthesis

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How to cite this article:
Madhan Raja, Pearlin. Green synthesis of iron nanoparticles and investigation of their effect on degradation of dyes. Journal of Biological and Information Sciences. 2015. 4 (2). 6-8.
Available from: http://www.biolim.com/journals/BOJ001/001/BOJ001A0030.