PHOTOCATALYTIC DEGRADATION OF SYNTHETIC DYES BY CARBON NANO DOTS PREPARED FROM ORGANIC WASTES

Dr. C. M. Sharma, Dr. L. J. Barthakur, George Kumar Gogoi

Abstract


Use of eco friendly catalysts for degradation of toxic synthetic dyes with high efficiency has always been one of the primary targets for the present day researchers. The present paper aims at giving the green synthesis of high purity carbon nano dots(CNDs from sugarcane bagasse through a mild, one-step colloidal synthesis approach . The chemical composition and semantic feature of the obtained CNDs have been characterized using UV-VIS spectroscopy. These CNDs have been explored for their photocatalytic degradation activity against four dyes belonging to two major classes of potentially toxic yet commercially useful dyes.

Keywords


CNDs, sugarcane bagasse, green synthesis, photocatalytic degradation, Dyes

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