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dc.contributor.author Ama, Monday O
dc.contributor.author Kumar, N
dc.contributor.author Adams, FV
dc.contributor.author Sinha Ray, Suprakas
dc.date.accessioned 2019-03-29T09:15:37Z
dc.date.available 2019-03-29T09:15:37Z
dc.date.issued 2018-09
dc.identifier.citation Ama, M.O., Kumar, N., Adams, F.V. and Sinha Ray, S. 2018. Efficient and cost-effective photoelectrochemical degradation of dyes in wastewater over an exfoliated graphite-MoO3 nanocomposite electrode. Electrocatalysis, v.9, pp 623-631. en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12678-018-0471-5
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10204/10880
dc.identifier.uri https://rdcu.be/bs2Nj
dc.description Copyright: 2018 Springer. Due to copyright restrictions, the attached PDF file only contains the abstract of the full text item. For access to the full text item, kindly consult the publisher's website: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12678-018-0471-5. A free fulltext non-print version of the paper can be viewed at https://rdcu.be/bs2Nj en_US
dc.description.abstract Herein, we prepared hexagonal MoO3 (h-MoO3) nanorods by homogenous co-precipitation and utilized them to fabricate a composite h-MoO3-exfoliated graphite (EG) electrode. The above composite was characterized by scanning electron microscopy, Raman spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction, and UV-Vis spectroscopy, and used for the degradation of cationic (methylene blue, MB) and anionic (methyl red, MR) dyes in synthetic wastewater. The efficiency of this degradation was assessed by UV-Vis spectroscopy and electrochemical techniques. Good dispersion of h-MoO3 in EG decreased the electron-hole recombination rate and enhanced the photon absorption efficiency of the EG-MoO3 electrode, which therefore exhibited a higher dye photodegradation efficiency than the bare EG one. Specifically, the efficiencies of 180-min MB photodegradation over EG and EG-MoO3 electrodes were 66.9 and 88.55%, respectively, whereas the corresponding values for MR were 68.0 and 92.22%, respectively, i.e., MR was degraded more effectively than MB. Furthermore, photoelectrochemical oxidation was shown to be more efficient than purely photolytic and electrochemical oxidation, which, together with the ease of preparation, low cost, and high photoactivity/stability of the fabricated nanocomposite electrode makes it potentially suitable for industrial wastewater treatment. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Springer en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Worklist;22053
dc.subject Exfoliated graphite en_US
dc.subject H-MoO3 en_US
dc.subject Electrodes en_US
dc.subject Photoelectrochemical en_US
dc.subject Dye degradation en_US
dc.title Efficient and cost-effective photoelectrochemical degradation of dyes in wastewater over an exfoliated graphite-MoO3 nanocomposite electrode en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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