International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Vol.45, No.41, 21241-21251, 2020
Li2MnO3/LiMnBO3/MnFe2O4 ternary nanocomposites: Pechini synthesis, characterization and photocatalytic performance
Li2MnO3/LiMnBO3/MnFe2O4 ternary nanocomposites were synthesized via modified pechini sol-gel approach employing the mixture of metal cations, boric acid, ethylene glycol and ethylene diamine tetra acetic acid gelating agent. Shape and size of nano-composites was controlled by changing molar ratio of metal ions, ethylene glycol and gelating agent. In order to confirmation of crystalline and structural features of products, analyses of X-ray diffraction, Fourier transform infrared and energy dispersive X-ray were carried out. Scanning electron microscopy and transmission electron microscopy images were taken for morphology investigation of nanostructure products. Band-gap of ternary nanocomposites calculated by UV-Vis data is 2.6 eV. Magnetic property of Li2MnO3/LiMnBO3/MnFe2O4 ternary nanocomposites investigated through vibrating sample magnetometer presents ferromagnetic behavior. Moreover, photocatalytic activity of Li2MnO3/LiMnBO3/MnFe2O4 and Li2MnO3/LiMnBO3 nanocomposites was investigated in aqueous solution via UV and visible light for degradation acid red 88 dye. Some effective parameters such as dye concentration, irradiation and nanocomposite type were evaluated for optimum removal of water pollutant dye. (C) 2020 Hydrogen Energy Publications LLC. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.