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Effects of Ag Nanoparticles on Zinc Oxide Photocatalytic Performance

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We used a sol–gel spin coating technique to synthesize nanocomposite thin films based on zinc oxide (ZnO) loaded with silver nanoparticles (NPs). We tested these ZnO/Ag NPs photocatalysts, with a thickness of about 100 nm, for the photodegradation of the indigo carmine dye solution. The study focused on the effects of Ag NPs on the ZnO matrix as well as the impact of their concentration on the photocatalytic performance of the nanocomposite. The study also highlighted the high stability of the photocatalytic performance of these nanocomposites. This work is a contribution in the search for non-toxic thin film photocatalysts that is usable under solar radiation for the treatment of contaminated wastewater. Innovation in the field of heterogeneous photocatalysis requires the use of solar resource with efficient results in terms of photocatalytic performance
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hal-03376125 , version 1 (13-10-2021)

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Mouna Khiari, Mickaël Gilliot, Michaël Lejeune, Florica Lazar, Aomar Hadjadj. Effects of Ag Nanoparticles on Zinc Oxide Photocatalytic Performance. Coatings, 2021, 11 (4), pp.400. ⟨10.3390/coatings11040400⟩. ⟨hal-03376125⟩
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